Award presented for their workforce development outreach initiatives to the students of Edison Academy
The Edison Academy, Alexandria, Va., hosted its 12th Annual Awards Program for business and community partners, as well as outstanding academy students on May 25. IEC Chesapeake (IECC), Odenton, Md., and chapter member, Continuum Energy Solutions, Alexandria, Va., received the Edison Academy Partners of the Year Award for their workforce development outreach initiatives to the students of Edison Academy. Specifically, IEC Chesapeake addressed electrical students at the academy to discuss post secondary electrical apprenticeship training, different career opportunities within the industry, and coordinating field trips to the IEC Chesapeake Chantilly facility for classroom interactive and hands-on lab exercises. Several presentations/demonstrations on solar/wind energies were also provided through the Renewable Energy Awareness project in conjunction with Continuum Energy Solutions with approximately 450 academy students, faculty, and guests in attendance.