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If you’ve ever considered beefing up your earning potential, now may be just the right time.

On June 21, Excelsior College is hosting a virtual open house for IBEW members interested in learning about degree opportunities. Excelsior programs are designed for the full-time employee, offering online coursework for nuclear workers.

IBEW International Representative Anna Jerry said a degree may help a member make a move into management, stay competitive in shifting job markets, or change careers completely.

“Higher education, particularly when it’s online and fits into a busy work schedule, can be a great backup for a lot of people,” Jerry said. 

If you’ve ever thought about advancement in your career but aren’t sure how to get ahead, IBEW partner Excelsior College may have the online program for you.

Members of the IBEW can use the virtual open house to ask questions regarding transcripts and available degree programs. The online institution offers degrees in technology including nuclear and electrical engineering. A full listing of other available degree programs can be found on its website.

 This is an opportunity for IBEW members to save time by attending a nonprofit, accredited institution online while paying discounted tuition due to IBEW’s partnership with Excelsior.

Sharice Jessup, the regional director of workplace partnerships, noted that members may be eligible for course credits as a result of experience they have had on the job.

Nuclear plant workers, for example, undergo extensive training which can be applied towards earning a Bachelor of Science in nuclear technology engineering with a dual degree option of an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) in cybersecurity. More information regarding this degree is available on the website.

Register for the June 21 event. For more information contact Stephanie Cietek by email at or by phone at (518) 608-8165.