Jun 27, 2022
High School Students Join Power Delivery Crews for Summer Internships
Spotlight on Connor Story & Amarri Williams
Over 30 high school students have spent the summer working alongside Georgia Power crews, learning about power delivery, safety and teamwork through hands-on experiences. With interns working in cities across the state, Georgia Power is preparing the next generation for exciting careers in energy. We checked in with two of our interns to see how their summer experience has been...
Connor Story learned about Georgia Power’s lineworker internship at his high school career fair in Bryan County and was further inspired by his economics teacher to pursue a job that offered a career path. “I have learned about setting up power lines and working safely together as a team. It has been an amazing experience to have new tasks each day and meet new people. I’m thinking long-term and believe that I can have a good career at Georgia Power.” Richard Hall, Jr., Connor’s Distribution Supervisor in Savannah, agrees. “Connor has done a very good job so far this summer. He has a lot of questions about lineworker life and looks for opportunities to help out around the shop with odd and end jobs that aren't specifically part of his summer internship requirements.”
Amarri Williams set his sights on the Georgia Power summer internship after seeing a lineworker video in his work-based learning class in Jonesboro High School. He explains, “It’s cool to know that the work I’m doing is helping serve others. The internship is very intriguing and interesting – I’ve learned how power runs through the main line, how to decrease voltage, and how to perform line work safely. By taking a chance on this opportunity, I have discovered a job that can become a career for me.” Richard Spinks, Distribution Line Crew Leader, has been impressed with Amarri’s work ethic. “Amarri shows up on time with a good attitude every day. He works with a four-man crew, learning what it takes to work on a Line Crew. To give him a small taste of what it takes to be a UAL/Lineman, Amarri has stayed late in the afternoons working with the crews to restore power after storm outages in our region.”
What’s next for these Georgia Power interns? By leveraging the Hope Career Grant, both Connor and Amarri will continue their learning in Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification (ELAC) programs this fall at South Georgia Tech and Atlanta Technical College, respectively. 2023 Summer Internship applications will be open in November 2022. Visit poweringcareers.com for more details and to apply.