Investing in the Next Generation of our Energy Workforce
Nearly half of today’s energy workforce will retire in the next decade, and Avista Utilities is no exception to this trend. In fact, the utility predicts more than 25 percent of its employees will retire in the next five years and 40 to 50 percent in the next ten years. This, in combination with a growing need for tech-savvy employees, has Avista is in-need of skilled individuals to fill roles across their organization.
Avista is focused on long-term workforce development to build this much-needed talent pool, including women in non-traditional roles and careers, diverse candidates and military veterans who have transferrable job skills.
Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 13 – 17, provided Avista the opportunity to shine a light on the need for a skilled workforce in energy and drive important recruitment efforts.
Read more about this work and Avista’s focus on the next generation of our energy workforce on our blog.