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Tennessee Valley Authority Student CADNet in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Student CADNet

Job ID:507996Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:Temporary


Organization: Transmission & Power Supply

Department: Substation Engineering

Team: CADNet School to Work Program

Pay Rate: Hourly


Since 1995, CADNet has grown from three students in Knoxville to impacting over 10,000 students at 42 schools in counties across the Tennessee Valley.

CADNet is a school-to-work program that trains students in computer-aided drafting (CAD) while providing low-cost, quality services for TVA and other organizations.

In addition to expanding educational and career opportunities for students, CADNet is a training ground for tomorrow’s workforce who will need advanced computer skills to compete in a highly competitive job market.

Through CADNet, high school juniors are taught the advanced computer skills needed to become proficient at producing engineering drawings in the classroom. High school seniors are eligible to work at one of our offices where they earn wages while completing projects for TVA and other organizations.

Students gain hands-on experience while working with industry professionals throughout each project.

Students also learn the importance of time management in order to meet deadlines and how to meet or exceed expectations when other people are depending on them. Students truly become an integral part of our team and gain many skills that help them in school and life.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Must be 16 years of age or older

  • Letter of reference from a teacher or teachers

  • Letter of Interest from the student

    Must attend a school in one of the following counties:

  • Tennessee Counties:

  • Hawkins

  • Hamblen

  • Grainger

  • Cocke

  • Knox

  • Bradley

  • Hamilton

  • Blount

  • Jefferson

  • Sevier

  • Anderson

  • McMinn

  • Union

  • Georgia Counties:

  • Catoosa

  • Walker

  • Alabama Counties:

  • Jackson

  • Marshall

  • DeKalb

  • Madison

    Application Instructions:

  • Ensure resume includes current GPA.

  • Students MUST include a teacher recommendation letter (provided by teacher), verifying that the student has completed at least one semester of CAD or Drafting Instruction.

  • The teacher must sign this letter and student should upload it to the Attachments portion of the online application.

  • Students MUST include a letter of interest articulating why he/she is interested in the CADNet program at TVA. Student should upload it to the Attachments portion of the application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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