NRECA offers a number of programs to help the cooperative workforce thrive in the evolving energy landscape. NRECA provides learning opportunities specifically tailored to the needs of electric cooperatives. From board leadership training to specialized courses and conferences for nearly every job function at every career stage, NRECA delivers actionable insights and facilitates networking and information sharing that helps cooperatives succeed.

NRECA also develops programs to attract and nurture the next generation of talent. Through mentoring programs, NRECA's veteran hiring initiative and strategic partnerships with national workforce development groups, community colleges and universities, NRECA is helping ensure that future cooperative leaders are prepared to meet the challenges and leverage the opportunities that lie ahead.

KEY RESOURCES:

Conferences and Education
NRECA's education and development offerings – including conferences and meetings, course, web-based learning and certificate programs –help cooperative leadership and staff hone their skills, learn about key issues and connect with fellow co-op professionals.
https://www.cooperative.com/conferences-education/Pages/default.aspx

Human Resources Mentoring Program
The National Electric Cooperative Mentoring Program is designed to help co-ops retain their top talent and prepare their new HR professionals for current or future responsibilities.
https://www.cooperative.com/interest-areas/hr/mentoring/Pages/default.aspx

Serve Our Co-ops, Serve Our Country
This national program focuses on helping co-ops attract, hire, onboard and retain veterans, as well as care for veterans in our communities.
http://www.servevets.coop/

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
For more than 50 years, the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has helped develop future co-op leaders, bringing high school students to Washington, D.C., to learn about the legislative process and meet with elected officials.
http://www.electric.coop/our-organization/youth-programs/