Dominion Energy awards $10,000 grant to Junior Achievement; hosts high school students for job shadow day
Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy. The gift to the educational nonprofit will help prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs to achieve great things in the global economy.
In addition to the grant, Dominion Energy hosted high school students from Lexington County School District One for a job shadow day at the company’s South Carolina offices in Columbia. At the event, Dominion Energy team members showed students career possibilities within the company, introducing them to the various departments and positions. Through this Junior Achievement experiential learning opportunity, students are prepared to be entrepreneurial thinkers and encouraged to develop personal strategies to pursue lifelong learning and career opportunities.
“Dominion Energy is thrilled to work with Junior Achievement of South Carolina. We have an opportunity not only to give funds to this outstanding organization, but also to support its work directly by offering students a chance to learn about possible job opportunities within our company and industry,” said Wayne Vermullen, director of operations for Dominion Energy Carolina Gas.
Casey Pash, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, stated that "Dominion Energy, continues to understand the importance of our future workforce in the Palmetto State. They have been a great partner over the last three years and know the value of exposing students to careers. Through this learning experience, students will walk away knowing what jobs will be available to them in the future, and what path it takes to be in that career. Dominion Energy is a great community partner, and we are grateful for all they do to inspire the future in the Midlands.”
About Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina® (JAGSC)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JAGSC reaches more than 11,000students per year in 34 counties in South Carolina. For over the last 50 years JAGSC has impacted over 750,000 youth. JAGSC is a member of JAUSA. Visit www.ja.org for more information or contact Casey Pash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.252.1974.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 6 million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with over $75 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 50 percent by 2030. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Dominion Energy contributes more than $20 million annually to the communities it serves and actively supports veterans and their families. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com, Facebook or Twitter to learn more. Or, to find out abut Dominion Energy’s proposed merger with SCANA, visit www.DominionEnergySouth.com.