by PTLW, for Immediate Release
Denver, Colo. (June 10, 2015) – East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) are pursuing a one-of-a-kind initiative to transform Eastern Kentucky into a center for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, in order to bring high-skill, high-wage jobs to the region.
Tuesday, at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting, former President Bill Clinton announced the organizations’ plan to help the region’s teachers pursue professional development, and for school districts to implement PLTW’s innovative STEM-based curriculum.
“We are creating the building blocks for success and prosperity in Eastern Kentucky,” said Anthony “Tony” Campbell, EKPC’s president & CEO. “We see this as the beginning of a long-term effort to fundamentally change the environment for high-quality jobs and investment in the region.”