Focusing on Education
Education is at the core of Workforce Development's strategy. Our goal is not only to increase graduation rates to ensure a trained, motivated workforce for Georgia Power and other energy businesses in the state but also, specifically, to create targeted programs so the company can cultivate a pool of talented candidates for hard-to-fill jobs such as lineworkers.
At the elementary-school level, Georgia Power gets involved with schools to emphasize energy conservation and awareness and the importance of math and science. As students move into middle school, our focus becomes career awareness, as we introduce potential energy jobs and possible career pathways.
At the high-school level, we focus on energy industry education and preparation for post-secondary education. We align career pathways to a specific career, skills and abilities for a student to be successful.
One of the biggest challenges power companies face is employing a well-trained and skilled lineworker staff. Thanks to the efforts of Workforce Development and other industry partners within Georgia, four technical colleges across the state now offer Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certificate programs.
Georgia Power's Workforce
Georgia Power's Workforce Development grows awareness of the energy industry and potential careers through educator camps and forums, educator externships and career events. Georgia Power provides training at schools and invites teachers to our facilities—"teacher externships"—where they come to us and take what they've learned back to the classroom.
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The Salvation Army recognized Georgia Power with its national Fuel Fund Award for Georgia Power's work with Project SHARE. Since Project SHARE's inception in 1985, Georgia Power and its customers have contributed more than $68 million to help customers in need. Learn More
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