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


October 12

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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October 11

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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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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