Guided by a “Work with the Best. Be the Best.” mentality, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) understands how critical diversity is and believes including individuals from different backgrounds only enriches the company. Beyond hiring talented people to bolster its own team, Griffin Electric is committed to promoting construction to different audiences, growing the skilled trade workforce, and doing its part to better the industry. With many members of the U.S. Armed Forces pursuing new career opportunities after their service requirements are met, veterans are one such audience that the company aims to help through what can be a challenging process.
Veterans possess valuable characteristics, training, and experiences that can translate into sustainable careers in the trades, making them ideal candidates for Griffin’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program. Apprentices benefit from classroom instruction and on-the-job learning, where they earn excellent wages and benefits while gaining practical field experience under the supervision of a licensed journeyperson. The company’s program is fully accredited and designated as an approved training site by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, through employment with Griffin Electric, and satisfactory participation and progress in the Apprenticeship Training Program, veterans may also be entitled to receive a monthly stipend from the VA through the Post-9/11 GI Bill to help meet the cost of everyday expenses.
With a number of employees throughout the company who previously served in the military, Griffin Electric understands just how much of an asset these men and women can be. Many of the special skills that veterans have honed throughout their service are directly applicable to electrical and telecommunications work. And while apprenticeship is where the path of training and education begins at Griffin, continual learning is emphasized at every level and there are always opportunities to learn new skills and grow with the company.
In addition to focusing on veterans, the company works closely with schools and organizations for women, people of color, and historically disadvantaged communities throughout the year to educate and recruit those who offer unique skills and perspectives. Griffin also proudly partners with other contractors in the industry to build awareness and improve diversity in the trades. While change does not happen overnight, working together is the first step to making collective strides toward an industry that is more inclusive and reflective of the world we live in.
Providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow in their careers is at the core of Griffin’s merit shop philosophy, and the company upholds an environment where every employee is valued and respected for who they are. To learn more about the company and its employment opportunities, please visit waynejgriffinelectric.com, call its recruiting hotline at 800-421-0151, or email your resume to [email protected].