I hope that one day in the future, Carlos and Adiel will have the opportunity, after receiving their college degrees, to return to NES as full-time engineering employees.
For Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) students, it’s also a requirement. The students then got to sit in on an engineering class and visit a robotics/automobile lab on campus. What I didn’t realize is that Carlos and Adiel were captains of their cross country team that had just won district.During fall break, Nashville Electric Service (NES) had the opportunity to welcome two aspiring engineers from Glencliff High School through the Conexión Américas Escalera program, which works with young adults who will be first generation college students in their families. On our second day lunch break, we played two games of full court basketball. Coincidental, my wife and I had just watched the movie Mc Farland USA earlier that week, a very inspiring true story that had been featured during Hispanic Heritage Month.A special event was held at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville to commission the students into the program.in Academies of Nashville, Antioch High School, Cane Ridge High School, Community Partners, Glencliff High School, Hillsboro High School, Hillwood High School, Hunters Lane High School, Maplewood High School, Mc Gavock High School, MNPS, Overton High School, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, Stratford High School, Virtual School, Whites Creek High School | Leave a comment The opportunity to job shadow a professional working in your desired career is an incredibly valuable experience. On their first day, I had planned to briefly meet with a professor and a Vanderbilt baseball player during my lunch break with my two sons. Besides meeting with second baseman Tyler Campbell, I introduced them to one of my electrical engineering college professors and a civil engineering professor whom I had sat in on his dissertation rehearsal in 1987 during my freshman year.They visited the test and system control departments and got to observe the very impressive SCADA operations center.
They were active participants in our project meetings, helped gather and compile information from protective relay sheets and organized electrical drawings to fit inside our storage cabinets.in Academies of Nashville, Antioch High School, Cane Ridge High School, Community Partners, Glencliff High School, Hillsboro High School, Hillwood High School, Hunters Lane High School, Maplewood High School, Mc Gavock High School, MNPS, Overton High School, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, Stratford High School, Whites Creek High School | Leave a comment The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has announce the final category nominees for the 2017 Academies of Nashville Awards.In its seventh year, this event recognizes the hard work of individuals, smaller learning communities and companies playing an integral role in the success of the Academies model.In total, Carlos and Adiel completed 40 hours of work at NES and have the soft skillset required to succeed along with an excellent work ethic.MNPS has been working hard to get students prepared to graduate and pursue post-secondary education and a successful career.Hear from students from each of the Academies of Nashville schools on how the academies have helped their pursue their college and career goals.