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AVANGRID Celebrates National Lineworker Appreciation Day
The lineworkers across Avangrid Networks are the cornerstone of our operations in New York, Connecticut and Maine. Whether it is a thunderstorm in the middle of the summer, or an ice storm in the winter, lineworkers are the first responders who ensure our communities, businesses, and homes have the power they depend upon. As the needs of the electric system continue to grow, it is important to send the message to lineworkers that the people of our nation respect and appreciate their hard work and dedication to the craft!
Elm City Robo Squad - Team 558
Team 558, Elm City Robo Squad, is a competitive high school robotics team comprised of highly dedicated public-school students and mentors from all over Greater New Haven, CT. They have dominated in a national program called FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – which strives to expose students to technology from an early age. Locally, Team 558 has been inspiring students to explore robotics, machining, engineering, computer science, business skills and teamwork for decades. And Team 558 has its roots right with AVANGRID employees!
The relationship dates back more than two decades ago when executives at local electric utility, United Illuminating (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc.) and faculty members from Yale University met to discuss a common problem: how to retain young, local, technical talent….