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Wicomico High School Students Work Toward A Brighter Future

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WICOMICO, CO., Md. - Wrenches, screwdrivers, and light bulbs might not sound like the typical tools of summer for most high schoolers, but one group is using them to work towards a brighter future.

AET Electric was contracted to upgrade lighting fixtures in eight Wicomico County elementary schools, but the company realized they didn't have the man power for the job.

"We looked at our workload and decided we'd need about 8 or 9 more people to get our summer work done," says Glenn Brown of AET Electric.  So, instead of bringing on temporary workers, the company reached out to Parkside High School's Electrical Instructor in the Career and Technology Education program to help find students to install energy efficient ballasts and bulbs. 

An opportunity Steven Lanham, a rising senior at Parkside High School, says might not have come otherwise, "a lot of them might not know my teacher from Parkside, and might not just take a random kid."

The project will not only cut the board of education's lighting bill nearly in half, it will give these selected teens hands-on electrical experience.

"This job is actually giving us a year ahead of what we would've been if we had jut continued with the CTE program, so we could actually get our general license after we graduate as opposed to waiting for another year," says Logan Schevel, also a rising senior at Parkside.

According to Glenn Brown, AET plans to bring on another set of students next summer, saying "we have a lot of people come in and fill out applications, have never done a days electric in their life 18:07 where as these students are training for that."

But he hopes their success with the CTE students will help other companies realize what those students have to offer.

"There's a lot of talent at CTE that I think people should be looking into," says Brown.

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