Better Together STEM High Schools

PG&E is committed to the future of California. We invite science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers and school administrators across northern and central California to access free resources. The resources are designed to enhance the classroom learning experience, keep teachers at the cutting-edge of the energy industry and prepare students for a brighter future.


New topics are covered monthly in a combination of conference calls and workshops. Energy-expert guest speakers, curriculum tools, free teaching kits, paid summer internships, student scholarships and mentoring opportunities are all part of the program. Learn more and register at the Better Together STEM High School Program.


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.


Interns 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.


PG&E invites high school juniors to apply for a paid summer internship. Check back in spring for details.


Helping educate our next generation with in-school programs

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.


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

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.


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