The second annual Careers in Energy Week, sponsored in part by San Diego Gas & Electric, began Oct. 14 to promote science, technology, engineering and math education.
The event features contests to develop videos and apps that describe why a career in the energy and utility industry can be exciting.
"At SDGE, our goal is to support programs that provide tools and resources to students in hopes of engaging them in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math," said Scott Drury, vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion for the utility. "Careers in Energy Week is a great example of how we, as a community, are working together to develop our next generation of leaders in the region."
Careers in Energy Week aims to address the need for a qualified, diverse energy industry workforce, according to SDG&E.
The Careers in Energy Week initiative has been proclaimed in 13 other states and was developed by the National Center for Energy Workforce Development.
SDG&E and other participating utilities plan to target students at educational institutions in the state, including high schools, community colleges, and universities, to explain how STEM classes can increase their career opportunities within the energy sector.
Six prizes in total will be awarded to winners, three in each competition, with prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000. Winners will be notified next year.
More information about rules, guidelines and how to enter can be found at the SDG&E website.
-- City News Service