The Nash Community College Continuing Education Department recently hosted students from Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools for Construction Careers Awareness Day. The event was highlighted by a live wire demonstration performed by electric line technicians from Pike Electric.
Following the demonstration, students had the opportunity to meet with local companies in the NCC Continuing Education and Public Services Building Multipurpose Room to learn more about construction careers. NCC Architectural Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Electric Line Construction Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, and Welding Technology programs were also there to show students career pathways offered at the college.
Pike Electric’s Live Line Demonstration Truck allowed students to see the real world effects electrical currents have when handled improperly and how a simple thing such as Mylar balloon can trigger a power outage.