2017 Careers in Energy Week

10/16/2017

WHEREAS,energy supports daily tasks, such as feeding our families, commuting to work, and cooling our homes; and

WHEREAS,energy sustains modern society’s complex systems, including patient care, air traffic control, and industrial processes; and

WHEREAS, following a powerful storm, restoring energy supplies is the first step to returning normalcy to our homes and communities; and

WHEREAS, energy generates commerce and fuels economic growth; and

WHEREAS, energy-related industries provide careers to tens of thousands of residents, including lineworkers, engineers, customer service representatives, accountants, chemists, environmentalists, power plant operators, and executives; and

WHEREAS,new workers are needed in energy-related industries to provide a bridge into the future, replacing retiring workers and maintaining a highly skilled and talented workforce to meet the new challenges of a growing economy; and

WHEREAS,through strategic partnerships, the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium strives to promote a unified and results-oriented effort to ensure residents find rewarding careers in energy so that Virginia can continue to grow and prosper;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 16-20, 2017, as CAREERS IN ENERGY WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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