The Lansing Board of Water and Light gave tours to teenagers to highlight career opportunities in the energy field.

They walked students through the water conditioning plant and its co-generation plant.

It’s part of “Careers in Energy” week, a state-wide event designed to shine a light on opportunities in the industry.

“What we’re hoping that kids will take from this is that different insight as to what careers are available in the greater Lansing area in utility business,” explained Michael Flowers, BWL executive director of human resources. “Water treatment is one of our utilities, electric generation is another one of our utilities. We also have steamed heat and chilled water.”

Some 30 people took the tour, including students from the Lansing School District and Lansing Community College.