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Monday, September 26, 2022

Ocala Electric Utility hosting youth energy academy for students

Ocala Electric Utility will be hosting its annual Ocala Youth Energy Academy in June for local students who are in 8th to 12th grade.

The two-day event will expose the participating students to careers in electric utility industries related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Day one will be held on Thursday, June 16 at the College of Central Florida (Hampton Center), which is located at 1501 W Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. On Friday, June 17, the second day of the event will be held at Ocala Electric (1805 NE 30th Avenue, Building 400 in Ocala).

During the event, students will learn about electric vehicles and cybersecurity, and they will get to participate in panel discussions with industry experts, play cohort-building games, and more. Various gift cards and prizes will also be awarded.

A continental breakfast will be served on both days of the event from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Snacks and lunch will also be provided, and the event will run until 4 p.m.

The event is free to attend, and registration is required.

For more information, or to register, visit the Ocala Youth Energy Academy Eventbrite webpage.