Hanford contractor Bechtel partners with Junior Achievement

Bechtel Corp. has partnered with Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington to help with its programs focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness to area students through the “Building Future Leaders” initiative.

Bechtel employees will spend time in the classroom to help students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

“A significant challenge we face in the engineering industry is how to attract more young people, especially women,” said Charlene Wheeless, head of Bechtel’s Global Corporate Affairs. “We believe our support of this initiative with Junior Achievement will give young people the opportunity to see the potential a career in engineering offers and to encourage them to be part of the next generation of industry leaders.”