• Emerging jobs require an education in STEM fields, says energy vice president
By Linda Green

Truitt Eavenson speaks about the need for students to have a STEM education at the Kiwanis Club of Thomson’s Monday meeting. Photo by Linda Green.

Today’s students will need an education in the sciences and engineering to be a part of the workforce at the rising energy, nuclear and electrical facilities across the state.
Students will need to partake of educational opportunities in STEM fields--science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said Truitt Eavenson, vice president over Georgia Power’s East Region,
As the luncheon speaker for the Monday meeting of Kiwanis Club of Thomson, he asked the members if there are enough workers ready to carry forward industries locating in the East Georgia Region.
The answer is not quite, he suggested.
“We have a problem, sometimes at Vogtle, with people passing just a basic math test,” Eavenson said.
“This is an issue that we as a company, and probably a lot more companies are going to have to get involved in if we want things to continue to get better,” he said.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Sept. 22, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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