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Humboldt County Office of Education: Operating Engineers Brings Inspiration to Humboldt Schools

Month: January 2019

Operating Engineers Brings Inspiration to Humboldt Schools

Students from Fortuna, East, and Eureka High Schools were a part of a fantastic presentation by the local chapter of Operating Engineers. Operating Engineers works with apprentices and conducts high level trainings for free. Students learned about careers in Heavy Equipment operating and after the presentation, students were invited to operate an excavator simulator, where they learned the controls by moving objects into a cut out with the machine. A huge thanks to Operating Engineers for coming out and providing an excellent hands-on experience for the students at our high...

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PG&E Continues Their Lineman Tour

The Linemen of Humboldt County Pacific Gas & Electric have been mighty busy the last several weeks. Students at Hoopa Valley High School received an excellent presentation from three HVHS alumnae all of whom are now Linemen with PG&E. All three alumnae shared their stories of how they got in their field and their success. The volunteers from PG&E informed students how to enter into the world of being a Lineman and the students were then treated to a tour of the PG&E truck and repair equipment. Mr. Johnson, the Auto Shop teacher at HVHS, was also surprised when...

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McKeever Electric visits McKinleyville High School

Nate McKeever of McKeever Energy and Electric is sparking inspiration across the county. McKinleyville High School students were treated to a demonstration on how to read an electrical diagram and later were able to apply that knowledge to build an electrical circuit and make it work. Students also learned what it takes to begin a career as an electrician. Thanks, Nate for another successful and fun...

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PG&E Visits Eel River Community School and Ferndale High School

Look out, Humboldt! Pacific Gas and Electric is making its rounds to the High Schools of Humboldt County. Tim and Jason, both linemen for PG&E, shared their experiences and expertise with students from both Eel River Community School and Ferndale High School. Students had the opportunity to learn about lineman school and were given tours of the service trucks. A special thanks to Tim and Jason from PG&E for their time and awesome presentations for the...

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