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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What's Happening

Fresno City College Women in Engineering Day

CEI's Careers in Energy Program was proud to participate in Fresno City College's Women in Engineering Day where more than 50 freshmen and sophomore students from Fresno High School participated in hands-on STEM seminars throughout the day. The event addressed gender diversity in engineering careers and STEM programs. Careers...

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Reedley High School College and Career Expo

Careers In Energy was proud to once again participate in Reedley High School’s College and Career Expo. At the Careers in Energy booth, hundreds of 8th through 12th graders were given information on the many STEM-related opportunities available to them in the oil and gas industry. It’s always a...

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Santa to the Sea

Californians for Energy Independence was proud to sponsor the 2019 Santa to the Sea Half Marathon at Channel Islands Harbor. At the VCEI/Careers in Energy booth, athletes and community members of all ages learned about the many career opportunities in Ventura County's oil and gas industry. Special thanks to...

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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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