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 science, technology, engineering and math by partnering with educational institutions, community groups, professional organizations and local oil and gas producers on educational programs to encourage school students to explore careers in the energy industry (STEM).

Students Participating:

  • Meet energy industry employees
  • Hear about different career paths
  • Mentorship program
  • 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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STEM Girls Conference

CEI’s Careers in Energy Program was proud to participate in the 2019 STEM Girls Conference where hundreds of girls who are excited about STEM attended this year’s event. Many thanks to Fresno County Superintendent of Schools for having us and to Valley STEM for allowing us to join in...

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Career Tech Expo

CEI’s Careers in Energy program was a great hit at the Annual Career Tech Expo at Chukchansi Park. Oil and gas industry representatives from Aera Energy, Seneca Resources and California Resources Company shared with hundreds of students about the diversity of career opportunities in the industry. This 2019 Expo...

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Nyeland Acres Backpack Giveaway

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence was proud to partner with the Nyeland Promise program for our annual backpack giveaway in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, and Ventura County Health Care Agency. Residents from nearby neighborhoods and members of the Boys and...

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AMAE Speech Competition

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence was proud to partner with the Association of Mexican American Educators for their annual Speech Competition at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. At the Careers in Energy table, community members of all ages learned about the local oil and gas industry, where there are...

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Fiesta Patrias

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence and California Resources Corporation were proud to partner with Lazer Broadcasting to sponsor the 2019 Fiestas Patrias in Downtown Oxnard. At the Careers in Energy booth, community members of all ages learned about local oil and gas, where there are diverse employment opportunities across...

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Dreamfest is an annual festival hosted by Embrace! Church and the Oxnard Union High School District to support migrant farm families by connecting them with essential community services and resources. The event included fun family activities including dancers, music, and games. Aera Energy and VCEI provided interactive STEM activities for...

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West Fresno Family Resource Center Backpack Giveaway

Californians for Energy Independence's Careers in Energy Program partnered with the West Fresno Family Resource Center to help prepare community families for the upcoming school year. The event, held at the Maxie L. Parks Community Center in Southwest Fresno, gave students and their families the tools they need to begin...

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Mendota Gutierrez Family Backpack Giveaway

On Sunday, July 28th Californians for Energy Independence’s Careers in Energy Program sponsored the Mendota Gutierrez Family Backpack Giveaway, which was hosted by the City of Mendota, Mendota Youth Recreation and Westside Youth organizations. Mendota Mayor Robert Silva played an instrumental role in organizing this event that served around...

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Santa Paula Street Festival

Californians for Energy Independence was proud to partner with California Resources Corporation and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce for the 2019 Santa Paula Street Festival. CEI informed attendees about the benefits of local energy production, and the well-paying careers in California's oil and gas industry. From fidget spinners,...

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LA Dodgers RBI Playerfest

On June 29, CEI and CRC participated in the “LA Dodgers RBI PlayerFest” at Dodgers Stadium. The event was attended by hundreds of Dodger fans and community members alike. Fans received information on how oil and gas is used to heat and cool homes, power electronics, grow food and...

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