On Veteran’s Day – a day when we recognize the commitment, valor, and sacrifice demonstrated by those who serve or served in our military – the conversation often evolves into a discussion about the number of veterans who are out of work. Upon leaving the military many veterans struggle to find sustainable employment and adjust to civilian life. However, people want to know how they can help and what kinds of jobs are available for veterans.
Goodwill of Greater Washington recently launched a new job training program in the energy and utilities sector that is an excellent match for discharged members of the military.
The program, funded in part by Exelon, is designed to prepare participants for careers in the growing energy, utilities and construction industries.
Entry-level jobs start at $19/hour plus benefits and include opportunities as Substation Helpers, Technical Trainees, Line Mechanics and Cable Splicers. Career ladders can lead to six-figure jobs with sustainable futures.
Veterans are a great match for many of these jobs thanks to the technical training and labor skills learned in the military.
While anyone with the right qualifications can participate in our energy & utilities training program, Goodwill is more actively recruiting veterans and partnering with organizations like Virginia Values Veterans (V3), which recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to hiring and serving veterans.
If you know a veteran that is in need of work, please visit our Energy & Utilities Job Training Program website. We want to help!