The utility company National Grid wants to develop local science and engineering talent for the Long Island workforce. As part of Careers in Energy Week, Long Island high school students learned about electrical and mechanical engineering careers, watched live demonstrations and attended a career fair.
The program aims to create a pipeline into the renewable energy sector for students interested in STEM subjects.
Abigail Cushing, a junior at Syosset High School, said, “When I was little, I was building things. I’ve always kind of had a decision that I wanted to do something with electrical or building and stuff like that. I think this does give me more excitement to go forth with it and do it.”
National Grid New York President Ken Daly spoke at the event, saying that now is the perfect time to enter the field.
“The key message for these students is that this is the best time ever in the energy industry. The reason is because we’re focused on clean, green, renewable energy. And the students are going to pay a key role in that future.”