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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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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Cinco de Mayo Revealed

In partnership with the League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) and California Resources Corporation, VCEI hosted another community event at the Palazzio in Santa Paula on Thursday, April 4. Dr. David Hayes Bautista joined us for the second year...

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Women’s Empowerment Summit

The second annual Women’s Empowerment Summit, hosted by Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria and the California Latino Leadership Institute, gave its audience an incredible opportunity to hear from Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo, a panel of women employed in the oil and gas...

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Soria’s Young Councilmember Aera Energy Tour

CEI partnered with Councilmember Soria and sponsored a trip for Soria’s Young Councilmember Program to tour Aera Energy’s oilfield in Coalinga. This event gave ten students from Soria’s council district the chance to learn more about the diversity of high-paying jobs available in the energy industry as...

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Reedley High School Career Technical Education/College and Career Expo

CEI’s Careers in Energy participated in the 2019 Reedley High School Career Technical Education/College and Career Expo on Monday, January 28th by hosting a booth with oil industry employees - Carlos Pelayo of Seneca Resources and Lisa Lester of Aera Energy.  Over 2,000 Reedley students from...

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THUMS Island Tour

High school students with Channel Islands Upward Bound/CIDream and League of United Latin American Citizens Oxnard youth programs toured California Resources Corporation’s (CRC) oil and gas production site on THUMS islands in Long Beach. Students were inspired...

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