TEC to serve over 100,000 California students through PG&E’s Career Connections Program

TEC’s Energy is Everything Program will strengthen TK-12 students’ knowledge of energy and sustainability subjects while increasing access to energy careers

TEC was recently awarded a 4-year, $3-million dollar contract for the competitive Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Statewide Workforce Education & Training (WE&T) Career Connections (CC) Program. TEC is thrilled for the opportunity to advance environmental knowledge, skills, and abilities for under-resourced TK-12 students and build equitable pathways to high-demand energy jobs for students across California.

The PG&E WE&T CC Program aims to teach energy and sustainability fundamentals and build high-value energy career pathways among TK-12 students. Under the program, TEC will deliver its all-new Energy is Everything Program, a TK-12th grade module-based curriculum that explores sustainability topics through the lens of energy and conservation. Educators familiar with our recently retired PEAK Student Energy Actions Program can look forward to this exciting new offering in fall 2021.

“PG&E’s leadership here allows TEC to deliver energy-focused comprehensive training, materials, and ongoing support to TK-12 educators and their students in investor-owned utility territories throughout California. Supporting our educators, particularly those who serve in hard-to-reach, rural, or under-resourced schools, is critical to building sustainable and meaningful access for our students to high-demand energy careers and including them in California’s clean energy future,” said Melanie Peck, TEC’s Director of Workforce, Education and Training.

As the clean energy industry continues to rapidly transform the need for a well-prepared clean energy workforce continues to grow. Energy is Everything is designed to build an active, prepared, and invested workforce pipeline within our most vulnerable communities to ensure that no one gets left behind in California’s quest towards a clean energy future. Energy is Everything students receive training and instruction, hands-on lessons and activities, access to internships, and connections to industry professionals.

Learn more about TEC’s education and training offerings here. TEC’s Energy is Everything program will begin accepting enrollments as early as fall 2021. Interested educators and schools should join our waitlist to learn more information on how to become involved and to secure resources.

Vanida Ngeam

July 1, 2021