Coal Creek Station, Falkirk Mine host career and leadership day

High school sophomores and juniors took a hands-on approach to learning when they attended a career and leadership day at Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station and the Falkirk Mine in North Dakota.

Cassidy Horner, electrical and instrumentation technician, demonstrates to students how to adjust a pressure switch.

Over 125 students were in attendance from Max, Turtle Lake-Mercer, Underwood, Washburn and Wilton high schools. During the daylong event, students participated in activities and learned about various jobs, responsibilities and educational requirements within the electric utility and mining industries.

“Touring and having hands-on experiences at Coal Creek Station and Falkirk Mine are invaluable to students as they investigate their many career options,” said Deb Torkelson, Washburn High School counselor. “As career development counselors, we are very appreciative of these businesses opening their doors to our students.”

Great River Energy supports education in many ways, from scholarship programs in Minnesota and North Dakota to numerous partnerships with schools near company locations.