Student and Career Programs

Ventura County

Aera Energy employee talking with students about environmental stewardship.

Californians for Energy Independence (CEI) is proud to work with community organizations, educators, and local elected officials to help build better communities.  Throughout the County, CEI is partnering with great organizations like the League of United Latin American Citizens, District 17, El Concilio Family Services, VC Innovates and Oxnard College to promote the importance of STEM education through its Careers in Energy programming.

In Ventura County, CEI’s Careers in Energy programming includes: career booths, hands on workshops, mobile learning exhibitions, facility tours and career pathway programming.  Students participating in the program learn how excelling in STEM studies can lead to high paying and fulfilling careers.

Careers in Energy Oxnard College Workshop


August 24


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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June 29

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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LULAC is proud to sponsor Careers in Energy youth conference as part of STEM Education. Students exposed to Latino engineers, biologists, and trade tech professionals. Encouraging critical thinking skills and college bound motivation. Studies show Latino students who are exposed to mentors and Latino professionals are more likely to pursue a college education.

Careers in Energy is one of the best conferences I’ve taken students to. It provided them with a lot of important information about STEM and career opportunities.”

It’s important to expose students to this amazing information. Often students don’t know about the career opportunities available to them. Careers in Energy is a great opportunity to connect students to resources and invaluable speakers.”

Careers in Energy opened up a whole new world of opportunity to students by exposing them to women and Latino engineers who are making a difference in the oil and gas industry. Exposing young people to the possibility of careers in science, technology, engineering and math moves them one step closer to a secure future.”

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Ventura County Star

Program Enlightens Students on Energy Careers

Californians for Energy Independence, League of United Latin American Citizens District 17, El Concilio Family Services and Oxnard College have partnered on an educational program at the college to encourage high school and college students to explore jobs in the energy industry. The program, “Careers in Energy,” focuses on the...

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