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intentional about ensuring that knowledge
transfer and succession planning are taking place in all areas of the organization."
Companies are taking steps to ensure
that retiring employees share their knowledge with potential successor before
retirement.
"We perform knowledge transfer when
we are aware that a person will be leaving
the company," says Dominion's Dobbins.
In other cases, companies are expanding
their in-house training efforts. For example,

both Columbia Gas of Ohio and Dominion
East Ohio are now each building centralized
training centers to provide current and new
employees the necessary skills to fill the
vacancies left by retirees.
"The training center will be our new
home for safety, providing an enhanced
curriculum to prepare our new employees,
enabling current employees to transition
into higher-skilled positions and providing
annual refresher training for our existing
workforce," says Dan Creekmur. "Training

will focus heavily on customer service
and maintenance of existing distribution
pipeline facilities. Additionally, the training
center will provide the right environment
to familiarize employees to new equipment, materials and technology, and to
partner with first responders in emergency
response training."
OGA Pipeline writers Shane Cartmill,
Brandy Spainhoward, Sally Thelan and
Neil Durbin contributed to this report.

Center for Energy Workforce
Development
1. MISSION
Build the alliances, processes, and
tools to develop tomorrow's energy
workforce.
2. VISION
Where the industry speaks with one
voice for a single purpose - Companies
adequately staffed with a diverse workforce with the right skills to safely keep
the energy flowing.
3. PARTNERSHIPS
CEWD is teaming with secondary and
post secondary educational institutions
and the workforce system to create
workable solutions to address the need
for a qualified, diverse workforce. CEWD
has established a partnership with the
International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers. The large contingent of the utility workforce that is represented by the
union and the apprenticeship programs
that train them are a critical element is
the industry solution to workforce issues.
4. TOOLS
CEWD has worked to create alliances,
processes and tools that address these
drivers. CEWD's accomplishments are a
clear illustration of the philosophy that
we can create together what no one of
us can accomplish alone.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of OGA Pipeline 2016

President’s Corner
Executive Roundtable
Generation to Generation: Ohio Family-Owned Gas Utilities Survive and Thrive
OGA Members Work to Refill the Jobs Pipeline in Response to Pending Retirements
Using New Approaches to Proclaim the Call Before Digging Safety Message
Vacuum Excavation Delivers Safer, More Precise Digging, Expediting Restoration, Reducing Costs
Practicing the Art of Safety: Protecting Employees Helps Protect Companies
Pipeline Spotlight: PUCO Chair Asim Z. Haque
2016 OGA Affiliate, Associate and Corporate Members Listings
2016 OGA Executive Board and Committee Listings
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - President’s Corner
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - Executive Roundtable
OGA Pipeline 2016 - 15
OGA Pipeline 2016 - Generation to Generation: Ohio Family-Owned Gas Utilities Survive and Thrive
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - OGA Members Work to Refill the Jobs Pipeline in Response to Pending Retirements
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - Using New Approaches to Proclaim the Call Before Digging Safety Message
OGA Pipeline 2016 - 25
OGA Pipeline 2016 - 26
OGA Pipeline 2016 - 27
OGA Pipeline 2016 - Vacuum Excavation Delivers Safer, More Precise Digging, Expediting Restoration, Reducing Costs
OGA Pipeline 2016 - 29
OGA Pipeline 2016 - 30
OGA Pipeline 2016 - Practicing the Art of Safety: Protecting Employees Helps Protect Companies
OGA Pipeline 2016 - Pipeline Spotlight: PUCO Chair Asim Z. Haque
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - 2016 OGA Affiliate, Associate and Corporate Members Listings
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - 2016 OGA Executive Board and Committee Listings
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OGA Pipeline 2016 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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