ISO-NE speaks to veterans on regional fuel-security challenges; helping solve energy challenges can provide mission-driven service for vets
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:26PM
ISO New England in Recent Publications & Events, fuel security

On September 27, Norm Sproehnle, ISO New England Manager of Outage Coordination and U.S. Navy veteran, discussed New England’s Fuel Security Challenge with approximately 25 people at the 2018 Veteran's Energy Seminar, held at Boston University. According to their website, “the Veteran's Energy Seminar is designed to inspire veterans to use their technical skills and knowledge to continue service to the country after they leave the military in a way that positively impacts our national security. The program is based on training by the U.S. Department of State which introduces Foreign Service Officers to the fundamentals of energy fuels, markets, and regional conflict.

Veterans comprise approximately 10% of all U.S. energy jobs and possess a rare set of highly technical skills that can be put to use towards achieving a secure energy future. While there are numerous programs available for workforce training and job placement in the energy industry, there are very few educational opportunities which align a veteran's unique experience into mission-driven service for a stronger energy security future. The Veteran’s Energy Seminar fills this education gap to supplement the self-teaching that takes place after a service member leaves the military.”

Other speakers and topics at the 2018 Seminar included:

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