Maplewood cuts ribbon for new outdoor training lab

IMG_0398 Maplewood High School students and staff, Central Office personnel and elected officials, celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Maplewood Energy and Power Outdoor Training Lab on Thursday, January 11. The new lab will serve the 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.


Not only will students in the Academy of Energy and Power earn college credit, many of them will also earn their OSHA 120 certification as a part of this program. OSHA 10 is a nationally recognized certification that will put our students ahead of the rest and gives them the ability to earn more and compete for better jobs immediately after graduating high school.


This outdoor training lab symbolizes the dedication of our business and community partners and shows the power a community has when it rallies around a vision for much-needed occupations to help Nashville thrive. Nashville will continue to need more skilled workers as the city continues to grow. Through the experiences provided by this lab and with the support of our business partners, MNPAS is working to not only prepare students for career and college, but to improve our district’s contribution to a greater Nashville.


Now that the lab is complete, 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 the backyard of the school.