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EKPC offers career fairs for veterans


America’s military veterans have proven they can be relied upon to get jobs done.

So, East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is inviting veterans to learn more about careers in helping to safely provide reliable, affordable power to over 1 million Kentucky residents.

In November, EKPC will offer a series of career fairs for veterans to highlight the electric cooperative and its related careers.

“Veterans often have skills and training that fit very well with the technical positions in the electric power industry,” said Teri Lacy, Human Resources Manager for EKPC. “Plus, they have served our country and often have made tremendous personal and family sacrifices, so we want to see if there is an opportunity for EKPC to help.”

She said EKPC is looking particularly for veterans with mechanical and electrical abilities, engineering skills and excellent communications skills.

In November, EKPC will conduct job fairs for veterans at three of its locations.

•             Nov. 6 – EKPC Headquarters, Winchester, Ky.

•             Nov. 8 – Cooper Station, Somerset, Ky.

•             Nov. 9 – Spurlock Station, Maysville, Ky.

The daylong job fairs will include presentations from EKPC, Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Employment Services and local Community & Technical Colleges.

Lunch will be provided.

To attend, veterans must register with EKPC by Oct. 16, by calling EKPC’s Lauren Byarski at 745-9700 or by email at lauren.byarski@ekpc.coop. Please specify the location where you will attend and any dietary restrictions.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative providing wholesale electricity to 16 owner-member distribution cooperatives that serve 530,000 Kentucky homes, farms, businesses and industries across 87 counties.

EKPC provides power through coal-fueled plants located in Mason and Pulaski counties; natural gas-fueled peaking units in Clark and Oldham counties; renewable energy plants in Barren, Boone, Laurel, Greenup, Hardin and Pendleton counties; and more than 2,800 miles of transmission lines. Together, EKPC and its 16 owner-member cooperatives are known as Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

(provided by East Kentucky Power Cooperative)

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