EnerStar in the community
Seven cooperative principles guide all electric co-ops including EnerStar. Two of them are “Concern for the Community” and “Education, Training and Information.” The education and training does not just apply to co-op employees. It is our mission to reach out and educate those living in the communities we serve. In April, we had several opportunities to do just that.
Journeyman Lineman Keith Borchers visited Casey-Westfield High School for a career fair attended by 190 students. Keith shared information with them regarding careers at the co-op: lineman, accountant, member-owner service and more. But with line work being Keith’s passion, he highlighted the tools that line workers use in the field every day. This is always a big hit with students. They are often shocked at the weight of the equipment.
The next day, Journeyman Lineman Russ Camp participated in the Sixth Grade Ag Safety Day sponsored by Clark County Farm Bureau. The event was held at the Martinsville Fairgrounds and attended by students from Casey, Marshall and Martinsville. Russ presented on electrical safety with a tabletop safety display that mimics dangers on the farm. The lessons can be expanded to our everyday lives.