Local students explore careers through National Grid

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — Nearly 2,000 National Grid employees met hundreds of local students to provide insight into potential careers. It was part of the National Grid’s Project Community, a series of volunteer events that take place across the state.

More than 500 students were able to gain first-hand experience of possible future careers.

“We love doing it because the kids can really talk to our employees, who do the work every day,” says National Grid Dir. of customer and community engagement, said Laurie Poltynski. “We have a live line demo; we have kids from BOCES, who are in the car show and talk to our fleet – the people who talk take care of all this equipment you see around you. That they can touch and see our employees and actually talk, that is also nice for our employees.”

Other National Grid volunteer events on Friday included clearing Frear Park in Troy and building a new walking path at the Queensbury Land Conservancy.

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