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Southwest Gas makes big investments in employees

August 9, 2022 by  
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Daphne Williams

Southwest Gas is committed to attracting and growing the careers of a diverse group of top talent — and offering more than the average 9-to-5 job. Along with other programs aimed at quality of life, Southwest Gas provides employees with opportunities to expand their skill set and knowledge. 

One of the many ways Southwest Gas helps employees grow is through the Tuition Assistance Program, where Southwesters can attend any university to attain a degree in their job field, as well as a Full Tuition Grant program with the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC). Southwest Gas also boasts a variety of leadership development programs to help mold their skills and progress as leaders. 

Reagan Monroe

Reagan Monroe, director of System Integrity, joined Southwest Gas in 2002 as an Engineer. Since that time, he has taken on various roles of increasing responsibility. A graduate of several Southwest Gas Leadership Development Programs, Monroe has also been afforded opportunities to attend the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho and the Western Energy Institute Business Acumen Course at no cost to himself. 

“I’m grateful to Southwest Gas for providing these opportunities for my personal growth, and the fact that all of my coworkers have the same chances to advance their careers really creates a positive work environment,” says Monroe. “I’ve been able to expand my knowledge, both in my specific field and as a Company leader, and also create long-lasting relationships with industry peers.” 

Employees who choose to get their college degree, from Associate to Master’s, receive tuition assistance through Southwest Gas — meaning the Company pays for them to attend college. Daphne Williams is the Supervisor in the Enterprise Learning Office and earned a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management. 

“I had wanted to return to school for quite some time but taking out another school loan was something I did not want to do,” says Williams. “When I learned that we offered a full-tuition grant program, I decided to return to school. From the first to the last day of my program, I learned what it takes to be an effective leader and what pitfalls to avoid. What I learned during the program has helped me be the authentic servant leader I choose to be daily. Thank you, Southwest Gas, for helping me to fulfill this dream!” 

Providing opportunities for self-improvement is at the core of Southwest Gas evolving its talent pipeline. To learn more about the full array of benefits offered by Southwest Gas, visit swgas.com/careers.

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