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"I've always been one to try to achieve and climb up the
ladder. If the plant wasn't closing down, I would be really
striving to run the control room, but things didn't go that
way, so I just found a different ladder to climb. This was
my lifeline, and an amazing opportunity."
-Skyler June

metro Phoenix. After successfully completing the apprenticeship requirements, they will start their new tech careers with SRP.
"I am really proud of SRP's innovation in workforce solutions. We are the
first to pilot the Apprenti program in Arizona and we were one of the first
to sign on with the Precisionists, which creates jobs for individuals with
disabilities," said Drews. "SRP is rethinking the way it develops and trains
employees. SRP has exceptional apprenticeships for 11 crafts and trades,
and now we are pioneering into professional apprenticeships. I hope we
can be a model for other organizations."
For June, being an IT apprentice has provided both a new career path
and a boost in confidence.
"Moving my entire life down here to a hot setting-and an apartment
with a crowded neighborhood that I'm not used to-is different," said

June. "But I've always been one to try to achieve and climb up the ladder.
If the plant wasn't closing down, I would be really striving to run the control
room. But things didn't go that way, so I just found a different ladder to
climb. This was my lifeline, and an amazing opportunity."
Apprenti is a registered apprenticeship program for careers in technology.
The Apprenti model is designed to provide a proven, reliable pipeline for
underrepresented groups such as minorities, women and veterans to gain
training, certification and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry.
"SRP is a beacon of corporate stewardship. With a strong commitment
to their employees, the company is offering a job to every employee who
stays in the organization," said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the
Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation. "Utilizing the Apprenti apprenticeship model to retrain employees for IT Business Analysts positions sets a
strong example for others. Arizona has a tight labor market, especially for IT
talent, and companies need to be innovative and open to new approaches,
like Apprenti, to prepare the workforce. We hope that other companies will
deploy a similar model to develop current employees and increase talent
pipelines in our region."
Navigating a new city and learning a completely new career will continue
to be challenging for McCarty for the unforeseeable future. But there's peace
in her heart and mind knowing she has a strong future with a company that
pays well, offers strong benefits and invests in its employees. Plus, there
will be no more heavy-lifting in the Walmart aisle for McCarty-her hard
work and investment in herself have insured that.
"Working for a company that strives to operate with full consciousness
of all impacted is an honor," she said. "I am now even getting computer
programming experience, which fascinates me. I enjoy who I've become
with SRP's influence, and I look forward to meeting my future self."

ABOUT SRP
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the
largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area,
serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area's
largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to
municipal, urban and agricultural water users.

ABOUT THE GREATER PHOENIX CHAMBER FOUNDATION
Launched in 2016, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation carries out the charitable and education objectives of the Greater Phoenix
Chamber by conducting research, forming partnerships and hosting
events focused on education, workforce development, wellness and
community development.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019

Letter from the Executive Director
RMEL Board of Directors
Executives Navigate “Strategic Inflection Point” of the Electric Energy Industry—2019 RMEL Vital Issues Forum and Fall Convention Recap
SRP Apprenti Program Trains Former Power Plant Employees for Careers in Technology
The Future Was Yesterday— Electric Energy Workforce Strategies
2020 Events Deliver Diverse Member Company Experiences to Technologically and Operationally Build the Future of the Electric Energy Industry
RMEL Foundation Awards Record 47 Scholarships
2020 Calendar of Events
Member Listings
Foundation Board of Directors
Advertiser’s Index
ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - Intro
ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - ebelly1
ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - ebelly2
ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - cover1
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - Letter from the Executive Director
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - RMEL Board of Directors
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - Executives Navigate “Strategic Inflection Point” of the Electric Energy Industry—2019 RMEL Vital Issues Forum and Fall Convention Recap
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - SRP Apprenti Program Trains Former Power Plant Employees for Careers in Technology
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - The Future Was Yesterday— Electric Energy Workforce Strategies
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - 2020 Events Deliver Diverse Member Company Experiences to Technologically and Operationally Build the Future of the Electric Energy Industry
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - RMEL Foundation Awards Record 47 Scholarships
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | Winter 2019 - Advertiser’s Index
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