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.”