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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We Energies worked with MPS students on Tuesday for possible careers in the energy industry.

That means running equipment, climbing utility poles, and even riding a cherry picker to see how crews fix electrical problems.

CBS 58 talked to one teenager who actually went out to help with an emergency.

"A semi-truck fell into one of our 70 foot poles and the pole snapped and so me and my friend David, we had to dig out the pole and chop down all the pieces and get in a new 75-foot pole without letting the lines fall," said Khari Pleas-Carnie, a Senior at Bradley Tech High School. 

"When people have these career pathways, it helps them, in high school it helps them because they have something to look forward to. So I'm excited about the opportunities that have been presented today and I'm hoping that we can work to expand these types of programs," said Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes got a look at the We Energies MPS partnership as part of the kickoff to 'Career and Technical Education Month.'


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