Power Plant Operator
Heather Higginbotham was in her senior year of high school when she learned about a scholarship focused on career and technical opportunities. She was immediately interested.
By the time she finished her associate degree at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, she already had two summer internships under her belt. When the Assistant Operator job became available at Mississippi Power, she jumped at the opportunity.
Based on her education and skill set, Heather has options to progress in her career to become an operations manager, plant manager or move into a different area of the business. Her advice to students considering a technical career is to research your options. “Do not think you have to go to college for several years just to have a career,” she says. “There will always be a need for skilled trades.”
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