March 27, 2019 – Edge Factor has linked arms with Cleco, a utility company headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana! The goal of this partnership is to bridge the gap between business and education and engage audiences in classrooms, homes, and events, in communities in Louisiana and across North America. Implementing the Edge Factor for Education platform in these parishes means that educators and school counselors will be equipped with a library of high impact media and accompanying activities. These resources are designed to inspire students to pursue CTE programs, make STEAM relevant, highlight career profiles, instill soft skills, introduce technology, include hands-on activities, parent resources, cinematic stories, and much more.

Jeffrey Ryan, Employee Relations & Employment Manager at Cleco said of the partnership “Our aim in working with Edge Factor on this project was to highlight the careers our company offers in a way that they could relate to what they are learning in the classroom. As someone who has recently had children complete high school, I understood the need to connect those dots for the students. The partnership with Edge Factor will allow us to reach a wider audience than we could have in any other way.”

Edge Factor is equally delighted to work with Cleco and generate some excitement about local career pathways in Louisiana. Krystal Fitzpatrick, Regional Director of Community Impact for Edge Factor said “Working with Cleco is a pleasure. They are deeply committed to serving the communities they work in. I met so many happy, satisfied Cleco employees. It is rewarding knowing we are helping students identify a career path that will bring them the same satisfaction and success.”

The new videos on the Edge Factor platform highlight five local career pathways offered at Cleco, as well as a virtual factory tour of one of their generating stations. Check out these resources and more on the Edge Factor for Education platform! www.edgefactor.com/education  

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Contact Krystal Fitzpatrick at kfitzpatrick@edgefactor.com, and follow Edge Factor on social media via @edgefactorshow