This month, the Community Energy Center (CEC) joins Americans in celebrating Black History Month. Communities of color have long played an integral role in America’s energy workforce. Honoring the contributions Black Americans have made to the energy industry is an important step in studying and enacting policies that will continue to diversify the energy labor force. Recently, the Washington Informer published an article highlighting a STEM program doing just that:
“The STEM Careers Coalition — the first-of-its-kind national initiative supported by corporate leaders and based on schools by Discovery Education — connects students to a curated collection of careers content feting Black leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields during Black History Month and beyond.
Discovery Education serves as a global EDTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning everywhere. The mission of the coalition is to support the next generation of STEM solution-seekers who are people of color by presenting a robust array of career profiles featuring diverse leaders in various industries and job roles.”
Read the full article here.