Students from Athens, Frankston, Kaufman, Kemp and Scurry-Rosser high schools got a firsthand look at jobs in the electrical industry at Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative’s annual career day event.
The event kicked off with work and safety demonstrations by TVEC linemen, followed by a tour through the TVEC dispatch center.
Students were able to explore the diversity of career fields available in the industry, from IT and communications to engineering and member services.
“We want these kids to see that, with more than 80 different job types, there are a lot of career possibilities close to home,” said TVEC Manager of Human Resources Donna Hindman. “Of course we certainly want to attract students into our lineman program because as that workforce is aging, it is increasingly difficult to find young people for such a demanding job, even though it pays well.”
TVEC also promotes electrical careers through high school career days and informative presentations.