In support of their partnership with the D.C. Infrastructure Academy (DCIA), Exelon launched "Life Beyond the Line," a series of powerful portraits of Pepco energy workers by Washington, D.C., artist Reginald Cunningham. Featuring sound and visual elements demonstrating what this work means beyond the transmission lines, the exhibit showcased how the DCIA program is changing the lives of D.C. residents. It ran from January 15 through Feb. 28 at the Edison Place Gallery at 702 8th Street NW.
A specialized workforce development initiative led by the Department of Employment Services (DOES), the Infrastructure Academy programs provide educational and technical training for Washington, D.C. residents, creating opportunities for local communities. Pepco is proud to partner with the Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the private sector to make the DCIA possible. Building a program to develop a workforce focused on infrastructure helps not only District families flourish through high-paying, long-term career opportunities, but it is also a local investment supporting infrastructure as one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation.
Pepco focuses its support on programs that deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in the communities we serve. In addition to our workforce development programs, Pepco works with nonprofit arts organizations to sponsor diverse, high quality art exhibits representing the breadth and diversity of the region. "We feel passionate about the quality of the men and women within our workforce and using art to highlight some of the DCIA graduates from our first cohort signifies how important it is to invest in our communities," said David Vosvick II, Pepco vice president human resource operations.