Why Guide Students to Energy
As an educator, you have the privilege of sparking “a ha” moments for your students. Your lesson plans, experiments, assignments, and encouragement inspire tomorrow’s workforce. As you prepare them for what’s ahead, there are many reasons to introduce your students to careers in energy. Energy is a high-growth sector that added more than 900,000 jobs between 2015-2019—about a tenth of total growth nationwide during this period. The energy sector also offers strong earning potential.
While industry growth and compensation numbers are impressive, the more important reason to introduce students to the energy sector, is the essential, interesting, and innovative work to be done. The kind of work that offers great satisfaction and feelings of accomplishment and pride.
Here are some examples of the opportunities available for teachers:
- Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
- Ignited Summer Fellowship
- Northern New Mexico Math & Science Academy for Teachers
- American Electric Power Teacher Vision Grants
- FirstEnergy STEM Classroom Grants
- Flint Energies Bright Ideas Teacher Grants
- SRP Classroom Connections Grant Program
- Annual National Energy Conference for Educators