Get Into Energy: Youth

As technology continues to develop at a record pace, having strong skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is becoming increasingly important in the workplace. While many think of engineers, scientists, and computer programmers when they think of STEM careers, there is a wide array of other career paths that fall into this category. Many of these are in the energy industry.

Take a lineworker, for example. In order to do the job safely, a lineworker needs to have an extensive understanding of how electricity is generated and distributed. He or she also needs strong math skills for determining where poles should be placed and what dimensions of cable are required for the electricity to flow. There are a number of other jobs in the energy industry that require similar skills, including technicians, welders, and plant operators. Then there are more traditional STEM positions like engineers and nuclear.

Find out more about how you can put STEM to work by exploring this site and learning more about energy and energy careers. Learn about the day in the life of numerous different energy careers by visiting our videos page. Students can explore games, contests, and links to energy websites, and parents and educators can explore additional resources.