Sparking an interest in energy careers

Students and community members learned about electrifying careers on Oct. 11 at Great River Energy’s Elk River campus as part of a career expo event.

Employees from relaying, telecommunications, information technology, substation apparatus, system operations and more participated in the event.

Anoka Technical College, Dakota County Technical College and Metropolitan State College also sent representatives to highlight different degrees that lead to careers in energy.

Great River Energy promotes careers in energy through career open houses, school career fairs, mock interview sessions and participating in the annual Career & College Conference for Girls, which focuses on helping girls in grades 9 through 12 explore and learn about opportunities within the industry.