Basin Electric hosts Chamber educator experience

The week-long program hosts middle and high school education professionals from the Bismarck-Mandan community, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the different occupations and career opportunities available in the community.
Derik Johnson, transmission demonstration

Derik Johnson, manager of transmission systems maintenance at Basin Electric, gives a presentation about electricity transmission to participants of the Education Experience, held in June at Basin Electric Headquarters.

The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber EDC partnered with Missouri River Educational Cooperative (MREC) to host the third annual Educator Experience program. This week-long program hosts middle and high school education professionals from the Bismarck-Mandan community, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the different occupations and career opportunities available in the community.

Fourteen educators participated in this summer’s program, which included a visit to Basin Electric Headquarters on June 18. During the visit, participants learned about job opportunities including careers in engineering, marketing, transmission systems maintenance, community and member relations, and recruitment.

“Basin Electric has so many different opportunities for people with different degrees or experience,” said Kristi Pfliger-Keller, Basin Electric learning and development administrator, who was one of the employees that coordinated this event. “Many people do not realize that we have great job opportunities for two-year degrees. It was nice to not only see the educators  express interest in the information we were sharing with them, but to also see coworkers in a different light interacting with people outside of work.”

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