Oct 4, 2022
Students & Educators Explore Careers in Energy
Careers in Energy Week – a nationwide event highlighting career opportunities in the energy industry – starts today. Chris Womack kicks off Careers in Energy week with a video message.
Events happening this week:
- In partnership with 100 Black Men of Atlanta, NextGen, Corner’s Outreach and OneGoal, Georgia Power will host student-based community organizations for a network underground tour in Midtown Atlanta.
- Forty school counselors from around the state will learn about career opportunities and the employability skills needed to be successful in high demand careers during a full day hosted at Georgia Power headquarters.
- 500+ students from Metro Atlanta and Coastal Georgia will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and experience hands-on learning stations at Georgia Power operating headquarter locations.
- Students in central Georgia will explore competitive paying jobs while engaging with energy professionals during a Career Expo sponsored by GEICC (Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium) at Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, Georgia.
- More than 75 students participated in a Project-Based Learning Challenge that was launched in September. The challenge was to find a solution for a more sustainable and energy efficient school. First and second place winners will be announced on Friday, October 21.
“Georgia Power is building the future of energy and to do this, we need a skilled workforce. Careers in Energy week is a great way for educators, students, and job seekers to explore opportunities in the energy industry. Our goal is to present information that helps students prepare for apprenticeships and plan their futures – from high school pathways to technical school programs,” explains Community & Economic Development Workforce Development Manager Jamal Jessie.