The Energy Pathway will include energy-focused curriculum including the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) curriculum and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project. Entergy’s commitment to the partnership includes participation in Academies of Central Arkansas career exposure events, providing Entergy guest speakers in Freshman Seminar courses, and conducting mock interviews with students.

In addition, Entergy will provide equipment and project-based learning demonstrations. As a partner, Entergy Arkansas will work collaboratively with faculty and their Academy Coaches at both high schools to identify the needed resources, learning opportunities, required skills for students, and relevant industry certifications. Students will gain exposure to energy industry careers, will have the opportunity to network with Entergy employees, and will hone their skills for a future career in the utilities sector or a similarly skilled STEM career.

“Having strong schools with thriving students who are well prepared for the workforce not only helps attract new businesses to the state, but it also strengthens families and communities,” said Laura Landreaux, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas. “We are proud to support this groundbreaking partnership and can’t wait to see the future success of the program and its students – graduates who we hope will represent the next generation of employees in the energy industry.”

“Robinson High School is pleased to partner with Entergy Arkansas with our new energy pathway. This partnership will enable our students to gain necessary skills to become employable directly upon high school graduation,” said Robinson High School Principal Dr. Jay Pickering. “We believe our partnership will not only benefit our students but also will have a positive impact on central Arkansas through strong sustainable college and career readiness.”

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