In 2019, FirstEnergy became an integrated partner in Akron Public Schools’ College and Career Academies. This new educational model aims to improve graduation rates, build relationships between students and adult role models, and support positive outcomes after high school graduation, including further education and entry into high-wage, high-demand careers. As a named partner for the Academy of Emerging Technology and Design, FirstEnergy will offer instructional support and real-world learning opportunities in the areas of business management, energy and environmental protection, information technology and more.
This commitment is a key part of our larger effort to strengthen our communities and support the economic health of our region. By working alongside Akron Public Schools, we can meet the needs of our businesses for educated, skilled workers; help young people find their way to well-paying, successful careers; and make our community more desirable for new and growing businesses and young families.