Georgia Power is celebrating Careers in Energy Week this week – a nationwide event highlighting career opportunities in the energy industry. Georgia’s growing economy increases demand for skilled trades workers in manufacturing, construction, and utility industries and the energy industry offers a variety of exciting options for students and work-ready adults.
Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO Chris Womack kicked off the week with a video message, saying, “At Georgia Power, we’re building the future of energy. To do this, we need a diverse, skilled energy workforce. This week, Georgia Power will present students and educators with hands-on experiences to learn how we deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. We’re counting on the next generation to power a stronger Georgia.”
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 tour of its network underground system 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 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 the Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium (GEICC) at Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.
- More than 75 students participated in a Project-Based Learning Challenge 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.
“Our goal with Careers in Energy week 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.