Maplewood breaks ground for new outdoor training lab

Maplewood High School students and staff celebrated the groundbreaking for their Energy and Power Outdoor Training Lab on May 4. The new lab will serve Academy of Energy and Power students at Maplewood. The lab is part of school's business partners', Nashville Electric Service and Stansell Electric, Inc., work to provide Academy of Energy and Power students with the equipment and materials they need to conduct the duties of professional electric linemen or journeyman electricians.

When the lab is complete this fall, students will get real-world experience installing, maintaining and repairing transmission and distribution lines and systems as well as hooking up panels, transformers, plugs, lights and switches - right in their school's backyard.

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