At Georgia Power, we are committed to improving and strengthening educational initiatives that ensure Georgia has the skilled and trained workforce necessary to help businesses and communities across the state thrive and stay competitive.
By partnering with K-12 schools, colleges and universities to assist students with personal development, mentoring and career exploration, we hope to increase students’ experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We know that motivating students to pursue STEM professions starts by enhancing teacher quality to make STEM more engaging and interesting. We hope to influence a generation of students that will become engineers, linemen and other highly skilled employees from the very communities we call home.
Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce
Georgia Power is committed to enhancing and improving education in the state, and building the highly-skilled workforce of tomorrow, through initiatives such as the company’s signature LearningPower program. LearningPower provides customized curriculum and materials at no cost to schools with education coordinators presenting STEM-related lessons to thousands of students across the state every year. The program has reached more than 380,000 students since its start five years ago.
Teaching Energy Safety
PowerTOWN is a safety resource that teaches Georgians how to live safely with electricity. Georgia Power volunteers use the model town table kit—complete with power lines and transformers–and virtual online city to demonstrate real-life scenarios involving electricity and safety to students across the state.
New Teacher Assistance Grants
In its 13th year, Georgia Power’s New Teacher Assistance Grants are another part of the company’s efforts to enhance education by providing $1,000 for classroom supplies, materials and equipment for new teachers. The teachers are selected via nominations from deans of public colleges and universities that have a College of Education and must be in the top 25 percent of their class academically, be a first-year teacher employed by a public school in Georgia and demonstrate a high aptitude for teaching. Since its inception, the program has provided grants to 300 teachers.
the number of students reached through Georgia Power’s Learning Power program.