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Powering the Future of the Energy Industry at the Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center

Preparing our children to join the energy workforce can never start too early!

As part of our commitment to delivering More Than Energy to the communities we serve, we recently partnered with Choptank Electric Cooperative  to create a utility storefront at the new Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center in Salisbury, Maryland.

The storefront, which will be available to more than 50,000 children in six counties along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and one county from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, offers interactive experiences for students to explore careers in STEM, including energy and utility job role-playing and learning activities.

When students visit our storefront, they are given a job in the energy industry—ranging from a lineworker to information technology, and they learn how the electricity is delivered. The storefront teaches children about the technology that powers our communities while supporting the company’s workforce development programs by encouraging career exploration and sharing job opportunities available to students.

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating students from elementary grades through high school on critical life skills including financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Employees from Delmarva Power have had an active roles on the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore Board of Directors for over a decade, and a founding Board Member when Junior Achievement formed in 1986. Renee Sheehy, manager, Governmental and External Affairs, is currently an executive board member for the JAES and Board Chairperson for Talbot and Caroline Counties.