Two Midwest employees train in Wis.Published 11:16pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012
CASSOPOLIS — Two Midwest Energy Cooperative employees recently completed an intensive program in electric utility management with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Angie Edge, controller, and Kerri Wade, vice president of administrative resources, graduated from The Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program (MIP), a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin. The program guides participants through all facets of the electric utility industry, including the many changes occurring around the nation.
MIP participants go through three 10-day sessions designed to challenge and educate them in new, innovative management techniques. Participants leave with a better understanding of the electric cooperative industry and how to manage and lead employees and operations to best serve members and other constituents.
By also covering the unique principles that govern the operations of electric cooperatives, the program helps the co-op analyze other business ventures it may want to enter as well as enhancing the core organization.
“This is a very comprehensive and well-rounded program that will greatly enhance our ability to meet the ever-changing needs of this industry and our members,” said Bob Hance, Midwest Energy Cooperative president/CEO.