OEC is committed to equipping the next generation of co-op members to turn knowledge into action, lead with confidence and be dedicated community servants. To that end, we offer an extensive suite of educational and leadership programs.
A hands-on electricity education curriculum tailored to satisfy state education requirements at each level. We have experiments on magnetism,conductivity and insulation, circuits, generator motors, and more. This program can be interdisciplinary and works great in conjunction with math, history, and business classes.
Do Watt's Wise
We teach the importance of staying safe around electricity. They go over indoor and outdoor safety, how electricity works—including generation and fuel sources, and storm safety. During the presentation students get to handle actual safety gear used by linemen. We will discuss conductors and insulators and identify different materials as such.
We present the idea and guiding principles of this democratic form of business known as cooperative. Workshops have a mix of discussion, group work and interactive elements. Teams must successfully navigate these situations while keeping in mind not only the bottom line, but also democratic member control via the board of directors and make decisions affecting members and employees alike.