Georgia Power is joining electrical utilities across the country to highlight Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 19 to Oct. 23. As part of this year's efforts, the company is launching poweringcareers.com, a new career website where high school students, recent graduates, and career influencers can explore energy careers.
Visitors to the new website can find details on careers in power generation, transmission, and operations as well as technical training, certification programs, and aptitude assessments to help them prepare for career success.
Careers in Energy Week is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness on energy careers and their importance to communities, the state and the nation. As part of the weeklong focus, Georgia Power is also hosting a 'Day in the Life' virtual journey of five careers in energy. The event will give attendees an opportunity to learn about various careers offered by Georgia Power.
"At Georgia Power, we are committed to investing in programs and resources that help build a talent pipeline to support our state's growing economy," said Joseph Lillyblad, Georgia Power education and workforce development manager. "The energy industry and its skilled lineworkers, technicians, engineers, and plant operators continue to be critically important to Georgia's growth. Careers in Energy Week provides us a platform to create more awareness and interest in these vital jobs."
Workforce development is the primary driver for new and expanding industries. All year long, Georgia Power's workforce development team partners with schools across Georgia to ensure students are prepared for and aware of the jobs of tomorrow, helping equip teachers to talk to their students about future careers in energy. Through partnership efforts with organizations like the Technical College System of Georgia, the state's nationally ranked colleges and universities, the company is helping fill jobs with a trained, skilled workforce.
For more information on Georgia Power's economic development and workforce development efforts, visit here.