There is no better way to honor you, our nation's veterans, than to provide support for your successful transition by creating a pathway into a rewarding energy sector career. The nation's electric and gas industries believe that veterans have spent their military careers protecting national security and are, among many things, battle-tested, self-motivated and safety-conscious—traits that translate well into a second career into the utility industry. By hiring veterans into the industry, we are ensuring the continued production and delivery of safe, reliable power to American homes and businesses, and that servicemen and women are continuing to protect national security as they work to deliver a product that fuels our lives and powers our economy.
Troops to Energy Jobs provides veterans with a roadmap for entry into highly skilled utility and engineering occupations within the energy industry. These jobs are both challenging and rewarding, and provide competitive compensation and professional growth opportunities. The Troops to Energy Jobs website is here to guide you on your path to a fulfilling energy career. Follow this ROADMAP step by step—take the time to explore the tools and resources available to you, and get any needed education and training along the way—and soon you'll find yourself at your goal.
Watch this video from IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) to hear directly from veterans who are now working in the energy industry on why they chose energy and how well their skills have transferred. (Video password: cewd)
Please note: It's important to start the process EARLY.
The following steps will apply whether you are in or out of the military. However, exploring these options early may give you a competitive advantage to an energy career even before you make the official transition.