Ensuring Continued Job Success
Cassandra Wheeler is Northwest Regional Director for Georgia Power. Hal Pittman is Arizona Public Service Director of External Communications.
PUF is continuing to feature Veterans in Energy as it shines a light on the ongoing contributions veterans are bringing to the energy industry.
Veterans in Energy was established due to the hard work by the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative (UIWI), a working group that consisted of six utility industry trade associations (NEI, EEI, AGA, APPA, NRECA, and CEWD), four federal agencies (DOE, DOL, DOD, and VA) and two labor groups (IBEW and UWUA), who identified new initiatives the energy industry could undertake to support veterans working in energy jobs.
It builds on a prior initiative called Troops to Energy Jobs, another example of when the energy industry came together to support our nation's transitioning soldiers and military veterans. Troops to Energy Jobs was created in 2010 by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) to make it easier for military veterans to find employment in the electric and natural gas utility industries, accelerate their training and employability, and provide a pathway to successful job placement and advancement.