On May 7th, 38 students from Hinton High School Construction Vo-Tec program made the short trip to Thompson Electric – Sioux City, to learn about the electrical industry. Barney Pottebaum and Kent Grange gave a presentation on the opportunities for electricians, different type of work we do, the potential earnings and how to become a licensed electrician. The presentation lasted about 40 minutes with a question and answer session afterward.
Then the students were divided into 2 groups and given a tour of Thompson Electric’s pre-fabrication shop. Corey Floyd spoke to the students on the advantages of pre-fab and how Thompson Electric is a leader in the industry using pre-fab. Corey also showed the students a variety of different assemblies that were made in the pre-fab shop. While they were here, the students saw conduit bending, pipe threading and raceways being assembled.
This is a continued effort by Thompson Electric to reach out to our youth and show them the careers that are available in the electrical industry.