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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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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LULAC State Convention

Californians for Energy Independence participated in the League of United Latin American Citizens 2019 California State Convention in Garden Grove on May 18th. Our “Careers in Energy” booth inspired and informed hundreds of students, teachers, education administrators, and family members as young minds ponder which fields to pursue in...

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Sanger High School Robotics Team Thank You Letter

Californians for Energy Independence, Thank you so much for your donation to our high school robotics team. Your donation will help allow more students access to our program. The students that are on our team learn skills that will help them with their future STEM-based careers.

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Cruisin’ Back to the 50’s – Culver City Car Show

Californians for Energy Independence participated in the “Cruisin’ Back to the 50’s – Culver City Car Show” in Culver City on May 11th. Our “Careers in Energy” booth inspired and informed residents from Culver City and the greater Los Angeles area on the importance of the oil & gas...

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2nd Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence (VCEI) was proud to be part of Santa Paula’s important community event - the 2nd Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival – which raises funds for local service organizations that provide essential community services to county residents through organizations like Projecto Esperanza, Latino Town Hall,...

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Farmworker Appreciation Day

Californians for Energy Independence’s Careers in Energy Program was pleased to participate in the 2nd Annual Farmworker Appreciation Day in Huron! Here we shared information regarding the oil and gas industry and its job opportunities. Valley natives and Aera Energy employees - Virginia Romero and Mike Sansinena - joined...

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