Sep 17, 2021
As part of C&ED's Backpack Journalist initiative, Learning Power's Denise James interviewed Georgia Power intern Taylor Shaw.
Georgia Power’s high school student engagement strategy includes on-site Klondike tours, virtual "day-in-the-life" experiences and summer internships. Internships are one of the many ways that students gain on-the-job exposure as they evaluate careers paths and postsecondary options. Over the past two school years, Georgia Power has engaged 500+ students in energy, construction and engineering pathways resulting in more than 30 internships.
This past summer, Taylor Shaw participated in a work-based learning opportunity with Metering Services, installing, testing, and maintaining metering installations. She worked alongside engineers and electricians to design complex metering systems, troubleshooting telecommunication systems and programming multifunction meters.
Metering Services Training Supervisor Trent Christian noted, “Taylor has every attribute our company is looking for when planning for future talent and leadership.” Praised as being self-directed, punctual, efficient, and trustworthy, Shaw landed a potential co-op opportunity next summer.
Intern applications open early 2022. Visit our internship page for more.