Entergy Louisiana - Student Education Program
October 2018

​America’s electric companies are focused on the future of the electric power industry and in investing in those who are shaping the future—students in the communities they serve.

As part of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment, Entergy Louisiana teamed up with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) and the Louisiana Economic Development to sponsor BRCC’s P-Tech Experience Summer Camp to provide a competitive edge for students within the local community.

 “We have an opportunity to help students do extraordinary things and prepare them for their future careers,” said Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana. “Programs like P-Tech give students the chance to put on the lab coat, touch the equipment, ask the questions, open their minds, and experience the feeling of being an engineer.”

Through Entergy Louisiana’s local partnerships, the company is exposing students to real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math while emphasizing problem-solving.

“Programs that give students the out-of-classroom time to broaden their minds are helping to create a pipeline of curious and prepared elementary, middle, and high school students who are ready to take the next steps to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields of study,” said Girard Melancon, executive director for workforce education at BRCC.

While the program is teaching students the daily routines of the industry, it also is designed to instill self-confidence and to offer new learning techniques.

“I want to build things and make them better,” said Kaelin Polk, a P-Tech summer camp student. “I see things that I use every day, and I just know there has to be a new way to use it.”

This is another example of how electric companies continue to impact their communities by investing in education that provides students with hands-on opportunities and learning experiences.