Youth

Programs

Parke County REMC has several options for students of different ages to participate in amazing trips and hands-on learning opportunities.

 

Youth Tour​ to Washington DC

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities. The trip features visits to the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials and much more.

Watch this video to learn more about Youth Tour!

 

Camp Kilowatt

(Formerly Touchstone Energy Camp)

For many years, Touchstone Energy® Camp has educated over 1,000 sixth grade students about how to stay safe around electricity, while also providing campers a chance to participate in a wide variety of outdoor camp activities.

Campers enjoy horseback riding, zip lining and swimming, while also experiencing interactive lessons about safe electricity, working together in teams in a hands-on equipment connecting simulation, and wiring a table top demo to light up a bulb. 

Watch this video to learn more about Camp Kilowatt!

 

   2022 Parke County REMC   
 Scholarship Program  

SENIOR STUDENTS:
Apply by January 31, 2022!  One scholarship will be awarded to each of our seven districts. $2000 award maximum ($500 per year).
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CO-OP CAREER EXPLORATION

Experience co-op careers!
Please check back for summer of 2022

  • Unsure what career path to take?

  • Interested in seeing what a cooperative has to offer?

Apply for our CO-OP CAREER EXPLORATION!

 

High School students interested in entering a career in the electrical industry are encouraged to apply for our CO-OP CAREER EXPLORATION!

Students will have the option to shadow several different positions within the cooperative, please view the list below: 

  • CEO

  • Linemen

  • Metering Department

  • Inventory Control

  • Operations Coordinator

  • Engineering

  • GIS/Mapping

  • Staking

  • Energy Audits

  • Accounting & Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing & Communications

  • Information Technology

  • Member Services & Billing