Low-Voltage Electric Safety Demonstration
Adams Electric offers a mini high-voltage safety demonstration and display of a lineworker’s safety equipment to all fourth grades in its service territory. A full-size, mobile, high-voltage electric safety demonstration and safety equipment display is also available to school groups, firefighters, emergency service workers and others. To set up a demonstration at your school or for your youth organization please call 1-800-726-2324 with a list of possible dates.
"Get Charged!" Science Curriculum Kit on Electricity
This educational kit on electricity was designed by the Discovery Channel School and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives for grades five through nine. The kit meets the National Science Education Standards. As a Touchstone Energy cooperative, Adams Electric makes this kit available to all middle/junior high schools in its service territory. If your school does not have a kit, it may request one.
Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab
Pennsylvania’s first mobile agriculture education science lab is available to schools in Adams Electric’s service territory. Adams Electric Cooperative, New Enterprise Rural Electric Cooperative and Valley Rural Electric Cooperative are among the sponsors of the mobile ag lab. The lab, geared to students in grades three through seven, spends a week at each school providing up to six, 50-minute classes per day. Lessons taught in the lab meet Department of Education standards for the science curriculum.
Adams Electric’s employees visit schools to explain what they do and show the equipment needed to do their jobs. These explanations and career displays can be geared to help students at all grade levels understand the variety of career opportunities available at electric cooperatives.
Adams Electric encourages students to participate in job shadowing programs offered through their schools. Students from area schools follow an Adams Electric employee for a day getting hands-on experience and seeing what is involved in that employee's daily activities.
Adams Electric hires college students over the summer, or longer, to intern in one of its departments. By being an intern at the cooperative, students gain both in-depth job knowledge and exposure to a corporate work environment.
Adams Electric also participates with the 4th District Internship Association. This organization enables six college students to intern in the office of the United States Representative from the 4th District for about 10 weeks each summer. The 4th District includes parts of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties. Students work both in a local office of the representative and the representative's office in Washington D.C.
For more information about these programs, call Adams Electric Cooperative at 1-800-726-2324.