To ensure that today’s graduate students are prepared to lead renewable energy companies into the future, Net Impact, OneEnergy Renewables and 3Degrees partnered to create the Energy Scholars program, a mentoring program. But hurry, the deadline for applying to the program is Sept. 24.
Net Impact is a nonprofit focussed on helping students advance their careers in social and environmental change. OneEnergy Renewables and 3Degrees are renewable energy companies and B Corps.
Such programs could help add diversity to renewable energy companies. Which, as the most recent report from the solar industry shows, is still lacking—at least in the solar industry.
While some job training programs have been developed for the solar industry, like those for training veterans, most of those are focussed on solar installers. This is focussed on training the next generation of company leaders.
The career advancement award program will connect students with executive mentorships, internships and give them opportunities for industry networking. each student enrolled in the program will be able to customize their experience based on their interests and studies.
“We are thrilled to partner with 3Degrees on Energy Scholars. This partnership will expand the program’s benefits and the scholar’s experience,” said Jennifer Barnes, vice president of Operations and Communications at OneEnergy Renewables. “The goal of Energy Scholars has always been to cultivate exceptional leaders from a variety of backgrounds as they start their careers in the renewable energy industry. With 3Degrees, we look forward to continuing to expand industry diversity through this program.”
According to 3Degrees previous years’ Energy Scholars have found careers with Amazon, National Grid, NRG Energy, SoCal Edison, Borrego Solar, Ecova, PG&E, CustomerFirst Renewables, Northrop Grumann, Rocky Mountain Institute, CAAPITAL, Nike, National Grid, Hitachi, OneEnergy Renewables, and more.
“Thanks to OneEnergy’s vision six years ago, this program has already provided valuable experience for dozens of previous winners,” said Adam Capage, vice president of Corporate and Government Affairs at 3Degrees. “3Degrees is honored to partner with OneEnergy and we hope to help broaden the impact and opportunities of the Energy Scholar Program over time.”
The program will select up to eight applicants for 2018. Awardees will be announced Oct. 3 and will be honored honored at the Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, GA, from Oct. 26 to 28.Tweet