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City students learn about careers with BGE

Posted at 6:46 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 09:01:57-04

BALTIMORE, Md — Baltimore Gas and Electric held a youth energy event at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School on Tuesday.

Students got a chance to learn about careers with BGE and get hands on experience in eight of its departments. Crews simulated tasks and students wore protective equipment, handled tools, and viewed trucks.

"It's important for us to take the steps to connect with the local high schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and beyond to say we've got opportunities for you," said Robert Matthews with BGE. "Not just to say it, but to show up and bring BGE to our communities so they can see who we are, talk to us, ask questions so we can get to know each other and make sure those opportunities are real."

The event is part of the company's Smart Energy Workforce Development program. They develop local talent pipelines by partnering with workforce development agencies and career and technical education schools. Nine high school graduates have been hired into full-time jobs since the program started.