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<<Mission Blog Home Posted: 02-03-2017

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The energy and utilities industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Unfortunately, the industry presently has more jobs than it does qualified job candidates. That’s why Goodwill of Greater Washington just began recruitment for a new career training program in energy, utilities, and construction.

The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry level positions across energy, natural gas, construction, and skills trades. Students will learn about:

  • US Energy industry history, infrastructure, and power transmission
  • Hand and power tools
  • Excavation and backfilling
  • Piping
  • Applied or “technical” math
  • “Digital Literacy” (basic understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, and using the internet)

There is great demand for trained professionals in the energy sector with excellent career growth opportunities. Jobs for which graduates may immediately qualify include Groundsman, Electrical Technician, General Labor, Cable Technician or Maintenance, and Weatherization Technician. The average starting industry wage is $16.55/hr.

Graduates will receive OSHA 10 and National Career Readiness certifications as well as career coaching, job placement, and supportive services. All classes are led by industry professionals.

This is a great program for transitioning service members.

Classes begin in March of this year at our Arlington Career Center.

If you know someone who might be a good fit for this program, please call (202) 715-2628 or visit:
Learn More About Our Energy, Utilities, and Construction Training


This training program is funded by Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Stores and a combination of generous public and private support including: The Arlington County Community Development Fund and The Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool.


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This article was written by: Brendan Hurley
Chief Marketing Officer


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