Careers In Energy Week, October 13-19, 2014, is a week-long celebration of energy careers for students across the state of Illinois to enjoy. The Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium has been working to coordinate the events in Illinois as part of the nationwide effort by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), which originated the celebration to increase public awareness of the many careers in the energy field. During Careers in Energy Week, students will be encouraged to learn about how energy companies operate, the types of careers currently available and what may be expected in the future, and the importance of energy companies in the local economy.
The links on this page offer information Illinois teachers may utilize in their classrooms during Careers in Energy week including Illinois Energy Careers data and bar graphs, along with class materials such as handouts and videos.
Members of the Consortium leading the development of activities in Illinois include representatives from the Energy Learning Exchange, Illinois State University, Nicor Gas, AGL Resources, Ameren Illinois, Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, ComEd and Exelon Generation, Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company, Peoples Gas, Primera, Itegrys, S&C Electric Company, College of DuPage, Illinois Energy Association and more.
For more information contact Mary Zitek, AIEC Safety Education Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://energy.illinoisstate.edu/careers/ to find out more.