There’s no better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s in it.

And high school students in the Bloomsburg area recently got a valuable opportunity to learn firsthand about electrical careers, thanks to the volunteering of two of our employees.

Journeyman Lineman Ken Andreas and Journeyman Electrician-Trainee Allen Mausteller gave up their free time Sunday (2/14) to represent us at an

Allen Mausteller, left, and Ken Andreas talk with a visitor to PPL’s information table.

open house and career fair at Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School in Bloomsburg.

They discussed field work and showed off tools of the trade, including rubber sleeves and protective gloves. More than 400 students and parents attended the event.

Both men are experienced community volunteers and are based at the Bloomsburg Service Center.

It’s too early to know whether Andreas and Mausteller inspired any future PPL employees. But it’s clear that their representation of the company was well-received.

“I had the opportunity to speak with Dave Bacher, director of Columbia Montour AVTS, and he was very complimentary of Ken and Allen and how they represented PPL,” said Chris Stamatedes, regional operations director.  “He really appreciated their presence.”

“They both did a great job representing PPL and are great role models, talking and interacting with the students, parents, guests, and staff,” added Electrical Foreman Randy Hartranft, Mausteller’s supervisor. “I was proud to see them both in action and am glad they are both part of the Bloomsburg team.”