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October 15-21, 2012

Focus 2012: Energizing the Future Workforce
Energy Workers: Putting STEM to Work

To become employed in the energy industry it is important to take science, technology, engineering, and math courses, otherwise known as “STEM” courses, when you are in middle and high school. Energy workers in Oregon and Washington, including lineworkers, technicians, plant operators and engineers, use what they learn in these STEM classes on the job every day

 Oregon & Washington Governors Proclaim Oct. 15-21 “Careers in Energy Week”

Careers in Energy Week is October 15-21, 2012. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Christine Gregoire have proclaimed this week as Careers in Energy week.

 Student Essay Contest: "How energy workers make a world of difference!"

Essay:  500-1,000 words (Grades 9-10) or at least 1,000 words (grades 11-12) describing “how energy workers make a world of difference.”  

Essay Contest Winners:

Grades 9/10: 

Michael Streinz
Wilson High School
9th Grade

Grades 11/12:

Natalie Dunn
Mountain View High School
12th Grade



 Free 30 minute Teacher Webinars-Energy Careers & Classroom Resources

Recorded Webinar
Available online after October 26 at http://www.oregongreenpathways.org/  (Click on Lineworker)


Primary Sponsors: Oregon/SW Washington Energy Consortium, Portland General Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, Northwest Natural, Pacific Power, Clark PUD, IBEW (Local 125), Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Oregon Dept. of Energy, Worksystems Inc., Portland Workforce Alliance,  Focus the Nation & Clean Energy Works Oregon.