Bolling announces Dominion's 'Troops to Energy Jobs' Initiative

Press release from Office of the Lieutenant Governor

RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today announced that Dominion (NYSE: D) will establish a pilot program to begin linking thousands of future job openings in the energy industry with troops leaving military service. The pilot will last approximately two years and will be carried out by five utilities around the United States.

The program, "Troops to Energy Jobs," is part of the national Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and is designed to establish an ongoing process of outreach, recruiting, education and training to create a pathway for military personnel to transition from the service into civilian careers in the energy field. The pilot program was announced at a news conference in Richmond.

This program is part of an effort to promote energy careers to all segments of the population, including young students still in high school, those who have served in the military, and others looking for challenging jobs with good pay. The Troops to Energy Jobs initiative will be the first pilot to be tested in the field.

The Washington, D.C.-based CEWD is a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas and nuclear utilities, their trade associations, unions and contractors.  Five pilot programs, including Dominion's, are being initiated to identify specific utility human resource needs, training and education requirements for former military personnel and ways to streamline the pathway from military to civilian energy jobs.