Preparing California students for successful energy careers
Helping educate our next generation with in-school programs
In 2010, PG&E created the five-school PG&E Energy Academy Program in partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE). This one-of-a-kind, three-year program is designed for students in grades 10-12. The program offers in-school training focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It helps prepare students for careers in our industry.
PG&E initially invested $1 million for classroom improvements, equipment and scholarships for the first Energy Academy class of 2013 graduates.
Learn about the Energy Academy school and student programs
Students are selected to join their school's Energy Academy programs based on need, interest and parent or guardian approval. Program participants attend relevant STEM classes and learn through hands-on experience.
Energy Academy schools receive:
- PG&E grants
- Targeted professional development workshops
- Assistance from education, industry and government experts
Hands-on industry experience through paid summer internships
To give high school students a leg up in a growing industry, PG&E offers 4-week paid summer internships to local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future. PG&E invites all Energy Academy juniors, as well as juniors from high schools in each of the following cities, to click a link below to apply for a paid summer internship by May 24, 2017.
Arroyo Grande: June 12 - July 7
Arroyo Grande High School, 495 Valley Road, Arroyo Grande
Bakersfield: June 26 - July 21
Bakersfield Adult School, 2727 F. Street, Bakersfield
Fresno: June 19 - July 14
Edison High School, 540 E. California Avenue, Fresno
Oakland: June 16 - July 14
Cypress Mandela Training Center, 977 66th Avenue, Oakland
Sacramento: June 19 - July 14
American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento
Stockton: June 26 - July 21
PG&E Energy Training Center, 3136 Boeing Way, Stockton
Interns will gain hands-on industry experience working alongside PG&E employees, participate in project-based learning, gain industry certifications in OSHA-10 safety, CPR, traffic control and flagging while developing a professional resume and interview skills.
Explore Energy Academy schools
In 2014, more than 100 students graduated from Energy Academy at the following schools. Nearly 80 percent of these students attend community college or a four-year university.
- Foothill High School, Northern Sacramento. Foothill's educators support a community where enrolled students represent 46 different languages. Visit Foothill High School.
- Edison High School, Fresno. Currently a magnet school for math and science, Edison ranks among the highest academically in the state. Visit Edison High School.
- Independence High School, Bakersfield. Independence reflects our state’s growing diversity. More than half of the students are Hispanic. Visit Independence High.
- Venture Academy, Stockton. Venture is a nontraditional charter school that seeks to educate and inspire students from five surrounding counties. Visit Venture Academy, Stockton.
- Arroyo Grande High School, Arroyo Grande. Our newest Energy Academy has been recognized as a California Distinguished High School. Visit Arroyo Grande High School.
Get Energy Academy news updates
View news articles from PG&E Currents about the Energy Academy and PG&E community support.
Our commitment to the future of California
Through the Energy Academy program, PG&E is investing in the future of California by educating, preparing and training high school students for the energy sector jobs of tomorrow.