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FPL “EmPowering” girls

FPL “EmPowering” girls

by | Jun 13, 2018 | 0 comments

At FPL, we’re working together with the communities we serve to help make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family. And, we’re also committed to supporting education programs that spark student creativity, interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. I’m excited to say that we are partnering with Indian River State College to generate excitement in middle and high school young women about the energy industry and our company through the EmPower Girls program.

Over the next three weeks, young women from local communities will experience labs, hands-on activities and discussions exposing them to what it takes to work in one of FPL’s many power plants, including fossil and solar. The sessions will be led by women from our Power Generation Division.

We want to raise awareness of career opportunities in our Power Generation Division for young women. It’s important that we provide our next generation of teammates the information and ideas to pursue career paths through math and science. We believe that learning about these opportunities at a younger age will help prepare them for exciting and well-paid jobs in the future.

Over the three Saturdays, the young women who participate in our EmPower Girls program will not only learn engineering skills, they also learn about teamwork, collaboration, creativity and other vital talents to thrive in tomorrow’s competitive work environment.

You can follow these young women over the next few weeks as they share their experiences as part of the EmPower Girls summer camp.

About The Author

Helena Hernandez

Helena Hernandez is the vice president of Central Maintenance for NextEra Energy’s Power Generation Division. She is accountable for the planning and execution of the non-nuclear fleets’ scheduled outages and projects; including support of the Wind, Fossil and Solar fleets in Florida Power & Light Company and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC – subsidiaries of NextEra Energy, Inc.

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