The AEP Foundation Credits Count Grant, announced in 2015, is being funded over five years in partnership with Ashland Community and Technical College. The partnership supports STEM in Lawrence Co Schools. Since the first installment, ACTC has worked with Lawrence Co Schools to expand STEM offerings and dual credit options. About 2,500 students stand to benefit from the grant. The project is designed to reach students as early as middle school to nurture their interests in STEM careers. As they advance, the project helps them earn college credits or career certifications by the time they finish high school. The event will take place on today (Friday, 11-16-2018) @ 1 PM.
The AEP Foundation is funded by AEP and its utility operating companies, including Kentucky Power. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education in science, technology, engineering, math and the environment and by meeting basic needs for emergency shelter, affordable housing and the elimination of hunger. Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, provides service to approximately 168,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties. AEP, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states.