JEC highlights STEM careers at Estill County school
JACKSON ENERGY Information Systems Technicians Tim Coyle, left, and Justin Spencer, right, showcased technology and engineering careers at the West Irvine Intermediate School STEM Fair.
Working in technology may be a more popular career choice for Estill County students now that they know they can fly drones while they work.
The drone was the most popular part of the exhibit set up by Jackson Energy Information Systems Technicians Tim Coyle and Justin Spencer for the West Irvine Intermediate School STEM Fair. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
“Just about all the students wanted to touch the drone,” Coyle says of the hundreds of the hundreds of students and parents who toured the career displays. Jackson Energy’s display table also included a video showing footage of a drone flying over Jackson Energy’s service territory.
The drones are used to easily survey lines and equipment. The cooperative has three drone pilots that use the unmanned aerial vehicles, which is the proper name for a drone.
The STEM fair included displays from local businesses that offer careers that incorporate STEM education in their job skills. Jackson Energy’s display highlighted information technology and engineering careers.