Katie De Luca, reliability supervisor – PPL Electric Utilities
What started as a summer internship at PPL in 2008 and 2009 turned into a full-time job for Katie De Luca. The Lehigh Valley native always knew that PPL had a reputation as a great employer and was thrilled to experience it firsthand through the company’s internship program. The internship program opened doors for De Luca to land a permanent role with the company.
“PPL has given me the opportunity to move into different groups and get a broad experience, learning many different functions within the organization,” De Luca says.
Along with the job came educational opportunities. Through PPL’s educational assistance program, De Luca was able to obtain her Master of Business Administration degree. She also continues to take classes to maintain her Professional Engineer license.
“I received great support from the company – from the financial standpoint of tuition reimbursement, as well as moral support from my supervisors while I was pursuing the advanced degree,” she says.
Though it wasn’t the only reason she took the PPL job, De Luca says knowing that the company had an educational assistance program made the decision easy.