An impactful partnership

Posted on Apr 06 2020 in Clark County REMC
Charlestown High School students work on project

General Manager

The last month has been tough. The COVID-19 pandemic changed our way of life seemingly without warning. But there are still good things happening, and I’d like to share one of those stories with you this month.

And here at Clark County REMC, something new has been happening that I want to share with you. We have partnered with Charlestown High School to create a first-of-its-kind Workplace Simulation Project. Since early January, our linemen, engineers, communicators, and other employees have been meeting weekly with nearly 100 students to teach them what it’s like to work at Clark County REMC. Through a semester-long hands-on project, the students are creating model-sized villages and learning how to bring electricity to homes that have never had power, similar to what our own REMC linemen have done in Guatemala.

And while we’re doing our best to have a positive impact on the students, the truth is they’re having an even bigger impact on us! Our staff has watched them work together as teams, find creative solutions to problems, and accomplish things that they didn’t even know were possible. We are proud of the work they’re doing, and are so appreciative of the guidance given by their teachers and administrators.  I can’t wait to see the finished results. Way to go, Pirates!