Murfreesboro Electric Department
Internship Program is an Important Component of Workforce Development
With retirement creeping up on their current workforce, the power industry is facing challenges to hire and train skilled workers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Amy Byers, Marketing Director for MED, remarked, "The Rutherford Works Internship Program provides MED with the opportunity to stay actively engaged in workforce issues and gives high school students a chance to experience real-world work envirnonments while finding their passion." The “hands-on” experience during the internship is invaluable because it helps the student connect theory to practical application as he or she considers the course of study in college.
When asked about MED's success with the program Byers said, "As a matter of fact, we actually have hired one of them back to work during his summer break from college."
Murfreesboro Electric Department is a founding member of the Rutherford Works Summer Internship Program. Thank you for your continued support!