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2015 Faraday Award Winners Presented at ELECTRIC POWER Conference

2015 Faraday Award Winners Presented at ELECTRIC POWER Conference

Access Intelligence, which produces the ELECTRIC POWER conference and exhibition, and its partner Prequalified Ready Employees for Power (PReP Intl.), announce the winners of the first annual Faraday Awards. The Awards are part of an initiative known as Veterans in Power (VIP), which recognizes outstanding efforts in the electric power sector to recruit, retain, and mentor veterans who are returning to civilian careers after serving their country in the armed forces.

The Faraday Awards will be presented April 21 as part of the 17th annual ELECTRIC POWER conference and exhibition at the Donald. E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The 2015 Faraday Award recipients are:

• Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for the PowerPathwaysTM program – an outstanding example of an investor-owned utility creating and sustaining a successful training program for all employees with a special focus on veterans.

•Lone Star College – Office for Workforce Education (LSC-OWE), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC – an outstanding example of a public establishment, member group and private company partnership program that screens, prepares, trains and onboards returning veterans for careers in the Oil and Gas Drilling Industry.

PG&E’s PowerPathwaysTM program has a long track record of success and was recently recognized by the White House for providing world-class training and development for veterans. This is only one part of the company’s overall Military Workforce Development program whose goal it is to engage veterans and give them the tools to have successful careers at the company. PG&E has established successful partnerships with eleven community colleges throughout the areas the company serves in California. They are strong supporters of community organizations including Swords to Plowshares, Hire our Heroes, Hire America’s Heroes and Sentinels of Freedom.

The collaborative effort between Lone Star College and the International Association of Drilling Contractors provides meaningful careers to veterans and needed talent for mission critical jobs across the world where safety and security are paramount. Since April 2012, this program at LSC-OWE with the sponsorship of the IADC has enjoyed a 92% placement rate for over 150 participants. LSC-OWE would also like to recognize the particular leadership provided by UTI – Patterson for their innovative approach in bringing speed and focus to the engagement of Veterans.

PG&E Award Announcement

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