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Get Into Energy-Virtual Energy Careers Event
October 20, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 3:15 pm
A national, virtual and free career fair — will be held on October 20, 2021. We welcome job seekers considering a career in energy and those interested in learning more about future opportunities in the field. Register online. Note: This is not an OEP sponsored event. There is a track for high school students.
Concurrent Session Schedule: Only high school track is listed below.
High School Students: The Innovative and Imaginative Future of Energy and the Cool Careers it Offers
This session will highlight some of the newer areas of focus in the industry, including solar, wind, hydro, EV infrastructure, energy storage, etc., while also focusing on dynamic employment opportunities with more traditional power and fuel sources. Learn about attractive compensation, the chance to make a positive impact on society, and many of the other benefits of industry employment. Prepare to reimagine what you think about energy careers and the incredible opportunities that exist! Presenters: Shachi Magnoli, Florida Power and Light; Carlos Nouel, National Grid
High School Students: Why Consider Energy Internships and Apprenticeships (and How to Find Them!)
No matter where you are in your high school journey, it’s a good time to think about exploring jobs that might interest you in the future. Whether you plan to work right after school, or attend college, there are tremendous opportunities you have likely never considered in the energy industry. If you want to work outdoors, if you want to be in business management, if you want to create and innovate, if you want to change the future or protect the planet – energy employers can fulfill all of these interests and more. This session will help students begin to consider careers in energy and address ways you can learn more through internships, apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships – and most importantly, how to get connected with them. Presenters: Gabriel Ijjo, Xcel Energy; Daniella Piper, NYPA; Bill Schwarz, Evergy
High School Students – Career Spotlight: What You Need to Know About Technical and Skilled Trade Careers in Energy
This session will appeal to students looking for an immediate and ”hands-on” career path right after high school. We will overview industry opportunities for those who have technical, problem-solving minds and are eager for on-the-job learning. Learn about entry level positions and how and where employees can grow as they progress through their careers. People are often surprised to learn that many skilled trade positions offer six figure compensation, with no college degree required. Presenters: Tim Herman, Nicor Gas
High School Students: Planning Your Path Toward a Career in Energy
If you THINK you might be interested in an energy career, let’s work together to make that happen! During this session, industry professionals will offer guidance on what kind of coursework to pursue, what extra-curriculars may serve you well, and how to start the professional pursuit – whether that’s working in engineering, business, skilled trades, or other technical roles. Presenters: Alex Washington, Entergy; Annie Paskavitch, FPL; and a representative of SMUD.