April 23, 2021 – On Tuesday, April 20, North Tech was honored to host Marty Lyons, Ameren Missouri President, and a team from Ameren. Seniors in North Tech’s Ameren Skilled Craft Education program participated in a networking session with the Ameren professionals and provided a tour for several of the school’s career and technical education programs.
During the visit, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan welcomed the group and presented Ameren with a 2021 Special Ambassador Award for their commitment to tech students, both former and present.
“SSD is fortunate to have dedicated business partners like Ameren, who provide our students with the opportunity to acquire career and technical skills, preparing them for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace of the future,” said Dr. Keenan.
Mr. Lyons hosted a question and answer session with the students and thanked the teachers and staff for their commitment to the partnership. Three North Tech and South Tech alumni, Erskine Vanderbilt, Caleb Rash, and George Bazzle, shared with current students how their participation in the program prepared them for high-paying and fulfilling careers at Ameren.
In 2008, Ameren launched the Ameren Skilled Craft Education Program to offer training and post-secondary opportunities to high school students interested in electrical trades. Approximately 50 North Tech and South Tech students have gained employment at Ameren in electrical trades as a result of their participation in the program.