Electric Coops Seek Veterans for Skill Positions

Serve our co-op serve our country logoThe National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has job openings and wants America’s veterans to apply.

 

The organization’s “Serve Our Coops/Serve Our Country” initiative has established a website to tap into the skills of armed forces veterans to join the energy sector.

 

Across the nation, 750 electric distribution cooperatives anticipate the need for 15,000 workers. They seek various skills for electrical and mechanical engineers; network administrators and specialists, cyber security IT specialists; marketing; accounting and finance; human resources; GIS supervisors and technicians; generation/transmission dispatchers; electric linemen and many others.

 

The program is focused on supporting member coops with work force education and training and to care for the veteran communities that live in suburban and rural areas.

 

About Jim Dexter

Communications Coordinator, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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