Inspiring Future Leaders through STEM Education

Learn about Californians for Energy Independence and the Careers in Energy program.

Californians for Energy Independence promotes innovation and education in the sciences, technology, engineering and math by partnering with educational institutions, community groups, professional organizations and local oil and gas producers on educational programs to encourage elementary school through college students to explore careers in the energy industry.

Students Participating:

  • Meet energy industry employees
  • Hear about different career paths
  • Tour facilities providing safe, affordable and reliable energy for California
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It was a great opportunity for the kids to put theory into practice… Thank you for putting so much effort into providing a great learning opportunity for students"

See how students learn about STEM through
the Careers in Energy program


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Fresno County Superintendent of Schools’ Annual Career Tech Expo at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno

CEI's Careers in Energy program proudly sponsored the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools’ Annual Career Tech Expo at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno. The expo drew over 3,000 high school seniors from throughout Fresno County, exposing them to various careers — including the oil and gas industry — and...

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Fresno County Superintendent of Schools’ “STEM for Girls Conference” at Fresno Pacific University

CEI’s Careers in Energy program joined the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools’ "STEM for Girls Conference" at Fresno Pacific University where more than 300 young women in grades 6 to 12 were educated on the importance of STEM studies. The young women heard from keynote speaker, Deborah Berebichez —...

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Careers in Energy Presentation to Ojai’s Villanova Preparatory School Students

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence (VCEI) joined Aera Energy employees on September 20th for a Careers in Energy presentation to high school juniors and seniors from Villanova Preparatory School who are looking to pursue higher education in engineering and geology. The event held at Aera Energy’s Ventura clubhouse included...

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Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with Partners in Downtown Oxnard

Thousands of Ventura County residents celebrated Mexican Independence Day at Oxnard’s Heritage Square with a parade, live music and dancing, and an introduction to Careers in Energy. The September 15th celebration gave residents the opportunity to embrace vibrant culture and to learn about career opportunities in Ventura County’s essential...

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Careers in Energy and Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza Host School Supply Giveaway in Nyeland Acres

In an effort to give back to the communities in which our energy industry employees live and work, Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence, along with Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza, hosted a free barbecue and school supply giveaway in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard...

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Central Coast Labor Council’s Labor Day Picnic Connects Energy Industry with Union Partners

VCEI was honored to give back to and connect with our partners in the local Labor movement at the Central Coast Labor Council’s 2018 Labor Day picnic. With our friends from Laborers Local 585 on the barbecue, and the sun out in force, Careers in Energy materials were welcome...

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3rd Annual Latina Conference – Careers in Energy Booth

Over 1,000 people attended and participated in the Mujeres Empowered for Success event which featured motivational speakers, entertainment, and a job resource fair. The 3rd Annual Latina Conference event focused on the empowerment and recognition of the strength, drive, and boundless potential of women. Careers in Energy and California Resources...

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Careers in Energy Booth – Women’s Empowerment Summit

Californians for Energy Independence, the California Latino Leadership Institute, California Resources Corporation, Fresno City College and Fresno City Council President Esmeralda Soria participated in the Women’s Empowerment Summit and Council President Esmeralda Soria’s 4th Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on March 17. Our “Careers in...

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Careers in Clean Tech, Sustainable Ventura County – Careers in Energy Booth Presentation

Californians for Energy Independence and local oil and gas employees from Aera Energy and California Resources Corporation participated in the Ventura County office of Education’s ‘Sustainable VC – Careers in Clean Tech’ event on March 14. More than 100 community college and high school students participated in the event...

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Women in Engineering Day – Career Presentation

Californians for Energy Independence supported the International Trade Education Programs’ (ITEP) Women in Engineering Day at Los Angeles Harbor College in Harbor City.  Dedicated to introducing young women to the unlimited career opportunities in the world of STEM education, the event featured panelists and booths from the oil and gas industry,...

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