NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When you're a student in high school, the accomplishment you think of most often is graduation, but at Maplewood High School, a number of students have their eyes set on the prize of a career.
The Academy of Energy and Power, has opened the door to students who might be considering
a career dealing with Electric service.
As a part of the academy, NES and Stansell Electric have agreed to sponsor an outdoor classroom, where interested students can learn first hand, how to become a lineman or perhaps an engineer.
The students get to work on disconnected transformers, learn the equipment to climb poles and do the math necessary to produce a certain voltage.
Once the student graduates, they are sometimes offered an apprenticeship to Stansell Electric, which is the first big step toward a career in the world of utilities.