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2015 ELECTRIC POWER Conference — Veterans In Power Initiative — Faraday Award Announcement

2015 ELECTRIC POWER Conference — Veterans In Power Initiative — Faraday Award Announcement

We are in a time when the power industry faces a great crisis in talent due to an aging workforce, new technologies and the slow return of the economy after a disastrous downturn. However, there is a great asset accessible to us through the thousands of veterans returning home. These veterans have rich military training that provides the essential skills needed in the power industry which are easily transferable. They also have a strong commitment to the idea of “mission” are looking to relaunch meaningful civilian careers.

Electric Power’s Veterans In Power (VIP) initiative will recognize the employers who have successfully connected, employed and engaged veterans to become long-term employees in the industry. Employers have been successful through internal corporate programs as well as many public-private partnerships with other organizations, community colleges and universities.

As part of the Veterans In Power initiative, ELECTRIC POWER will be announcing the recipients of the Faraday Awards at the annual conference in April 2015 in Chicago, IL. The Faraday Awards recognize and honor the employers, programs and partnerships that have successfully focused on elevating the careers of American veterans in the energy industry.

We invite organizations to share stories of success in hiring, training and retaining veterans through an online application. A distinguished review panel assembled by PReP Intl (Prequalified Ready Employees for Power International) will judge applicants’ programs from across the country to highlight the “best of the best” and recognize and celebrate their efforts at the 2015 ELECTRIC POWER conference in Chicago.

Click here for the 2015 Faraday Award Application

For more information, contact Lexee Zutz at or 704.752.6414. Nominations are being accepted through 2.14.2015.

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