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A Glimpse of Potential

A Glimpse of Potential

Young women throughout Virginia challenged their determination to reach new heights at this year’s Girl Power Camp, hosted by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, its member cooperatives and generous partners.

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A Glimpse of Potential
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A Powerful Experience

A Powerful Experience

Last fall, a group of young women took advantage of an opportunity to see firsthand what it’s like to work on a utility line crew.

Brothers on the Job

Brothers on the Job

Teamwork matters at gas generation facility October 2022 Justin Wooley and Brent Pinkerton followed different paths to their careers at the Wildcat Point Generation Facility in Rising Sun,Md., but are both exactly where they want to be. “I was trying to be like my...

Learning the Ropes and More

Learning the Ropes and More

VMDAEC’c state-of-the-art lineworker training center, in Palmyra, VA, is at the heart of powerful careers.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

by Jim Robertson, Staff Writer These kids know co-ops. In late June, hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered at the Virginia Tech campus for the annual Virginia FFA State Convention. New this year was the Career and Opportunity Expo, during which students...

The Reitz Move

The Reitz Move

The Reitz Move Having a sense of adventure might not immediately come to mind as an attribute one should have working for an electric company. But it’s a pretty good one if you aren’t tasked with touching thousands of volts of electricity, and that’s the case for...

Sky’s the Limit for New Grads

Sky’s the Limit for New Grads

Here are the relevant numbers: 18, 24, 400, 6. No, not a dicey lottery play, but instead a definite investment in the field of careers in energy. As in the 18th graduating class of Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Program, which numbered 24 students, including the 400th graduate in its six-year history.