JOIN THE NEW ENERGY ACADEMY
Energy powers practically everything in our lives and comes from many different sources: natural gas, coal, uranium, water, sun and wind. Transforming natural resources into energy, and safely delivering that energy to homes and businesses requires the talents of many types of skilled workers.
In the New Energy Academy we train students for a career in the energy industry, while giving them the skills they need to be ready for any career or college choice. You can see just a sample of our exciting activities and field trips below. Or check out some of our material in the COOL STUFF locker in the sidebar.
Students who are accepted into the academy will attend four classes a day together: English, History, Mathematics, and Energy. Our academy teachers work closely together, get to know their students and help them develop the competencies they need to succeed personally, academically and in their workplace.
Tier 1: Personal Effectiveness Competencies:
Works effectively one-on-one and in teams
Treats people fairly and respectfully
Acts professionally, demonstrating self-control and composure
Is honest, ethical, law-abiding and drug-free
Tier 2: Academic Competencies:
Uses mathematical concepts and equations to solve problems
Is able to read, understand and interpret written information
Is able to write, understand and speak standard English
Demonstrates understanding of appropriate engineering and technology concepts
Tier 3: Workplace Competencies:
Understands how individual job duties contribute to company goals and operations
Works effectively in a team environment with co-workers and supervisors
Accepts, understands and completes work assignments with minimal supervision
Is able to work effectively within a schedule using correct procedures
*tiers from http://www.getintoenergy.com/gettingstarted/
PG&E Energy Academies Travel to Capital
SMUD Solar Regatta
SMUD Solar Car Races
Careers in Energy Contest
Complete projects (click to view):
Solar Suitcase Video
Articles on PG&E Currents Website
Congresswoman Matsui visits New Energy Academy
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Congresswoman Doris Matsui, PG&E's Senior Vice President Greg Pruett and Twin Rivers Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Martinez toured the New Energy Academy at Foothill High School with Principal Brian Welborn and Academy Coordinator David Yeroshek. Local media were present to interview students and record the entire event for posterity.
Academy Students perform energy audit...
...at Habitat for Humanity.
CA Dept of Education News Release
California Students to Receive Education in "Green Energy"
CDE and PGE Help Make Students Career and College Ready
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Department of Education (CDE) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGE) are laying the groundwork for a new "green energy" academy pilot program. The New Energy Academy, launched today, is designed to provide energy career education for students who might otherwise not have the opportunity. CaliforniaALL (CalALL), a non-profit committed to enhancing the success of California's students, has also supported development of the Academy.