Georgia Power's East Region receives STEM Education Award from Technology Association of Georgia

ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that the company's East Region has received a 2015 STEM Education Award in the Corporate Outreach category from the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative.  The STEM Education Awards were created to recognize and celebrate outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, education in Georgia.

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"We are committed to advancing education throughout the state and creating opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math excellence," said Fran Forehand, vice president of Georgia Power's East Region. "This award recognizes our team in Augusta and the surrounding areas as part of a statewide network of employees that work to support initiatives that empower students for successful careers in energy, technology and related fields."

Georgia Power's East Region has implemented local education and workforce development programs which focus on raising career awareness and building education programs, as well developing initiatives that help establish a pipeline of qualified workers. Since inception, thousands of students have participated in Georgia Power's programs. These efforts have been supported by hundreds of company volunteers.

"High-tech careers are some of the most in-demand and highest paying jobs in our country and the anticipated shortage of employees is staggering," said Amanda Hendley, Chief Operating Officer for TAG. "Our 2015 STEM Education Award winners are the best of the best and are making a major impact on workforce development in Georgia."

Georgia Power's commitment to education spans its more than 100-year history and is emphasized companywide. Ongoing efforts include the company's Learning Power program, partnerships with groups such as TAG and Junior Achievement, and new teacher assistance grants awarded annually across the state. For more information about the company's ongoing programs and initiatives, visit  To learn more about TAG, the TAG Education Collaborative and the 2015 STEM Education Awards, visit

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Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.  Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.  Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 

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