Along Those Lines: ‘You’re Here to Take Care of a Community’—Veterans Thrive in Co-op Jobs

(Photo By: Candace Croft)

Electric cooperatives are facing workforce challenges due to an ongoing wave of retirements and rapid changes in the industry’s key technologies. At the same time, military veterans rotating out of active duty and into civilian life bring training and expertise that’s often ideally suited to co-ops’ needs. 

This episode is sponsored by Milwaukee Tool.

In honor of Veterans Day this month, we talk to three veterans who served their country and now focus their skills on their communities as co-op employees:

And to learn more the Vets Power Us program, we’re joined by NRECA’s Desiree Dunham, who manages this effort to help veterans explore co-op career opportunities and offer co-ops resources for recruiting and supporting veteran employees.

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