Singing River Electric participated in the Pathways2Possibilities (P2P) Career Expo on November 17-18 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi. P2P offers local 8th graders insight into many career opportunities and provides our employees a way to mentor and give back. Making up the Energy Pathway were Singing River Electric, Cooperative Energy, Coast Electric, and Mississippi Power.
In SRE’s area within the Energy Pathway, students performed tasks while wearing rubber gloves like simulating climbing a pole, framed a pole, role-played a scenario between a member and a SRE member service representative, and learned about SRE’s fiber internet project through Singing River Connect. “Our employees did a fantastic job engaging the students, answering their questions, and giving them a glimpse into the many career options available in the Energy Pathway,” said Public Relations Assistant Stephanie Chisholm, who coordinated the event for SRE.
Apprentice Lineman Brayden Bush worked at this year’s P2P event, several years after he participated in the event as a student. His mother, Monica, made this comment on SRE’s P2P Facebook post: “This is when my child decided he was going to be a lineman. I have pics of him at this event in eighth grade and now he is a lineman for y’all. Thank you, Singing River Electric.”
The P2P Gulf Coast event hosts 8th graders from 10 different lower Mississippi counties.
Singing River Electric has an 83-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 76,600 meters across 7,556 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.