OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to jobs posted by WECA, there are other resources for job-seekers looking to work at an electric utility. WECA has an affiliation with two entities that post jobs nationally and internationally.
Touchstone Energy maintains a careers website for available jobs at electric cooperatives and other affiliated businesses across the United States. Job seekers can search for open positions, build an employment portfolio, and set up automatic notifications for desired employment opportunities.
The Center for Energy Workforce Development is a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas, and nuclear utilities and their associations—Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors, and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs. Through this partnership, a national database of jobs opportunities is maintained for cooperative and non-cooperative utilities.
Electric cooperatives employ many service men and women. We value our veterans and the commitment and sacrifices they have made. Serve our Co-ops; Serve our Country is a nationwide initiative to honor and employ veterans, military service members, and their spouses. The program focuses on educating and training co-ops to implement nationally recognized leading practices in attracting, hiring, onboarding, and retaining veterans. Co-ops from 47 states are called to form a national coalition with the shared goal of employing veterans and setting them up for success. The second focus area of this program is to care for the veteran communities that live in suburban and rural areas. Co-ops are called to engage with local initiatives to enhance veterans’ integration within their communities and promote available resources to veterans. More details can be found here.