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Energy and Utilities Industry Program Summary

Information about the energy and utilities industry sector and the roles of the CDE.

Purpose

The Energy and Utilities Industry Sector project is designed to develop curriculum, standards, assessment strategies, learning opportunities, and partnerships for teachers, students, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and education and labor partners. The project provides the tools, resources, strategies, activities standards, and framework to assure that students are offered challenging, relevant academic, and career-related experiences that provide awareness of the many career opportunities available within the Energy and Utilities Industry Sector. 

Programs/Services

Services provided by the Career and Workforce Innovation (CWI) Unit staff are:

Outcomes

Results include:

Funding

CDE CWI Unit staff time to administer, monitor, advise, and consult on industry sector activity is funded through the federal Carl D. Perkins grant.

Students Served

Energy and Utilities Industry Sector curriculum spans grades seven through adult. Components of the curriculum are present in middle schools’ Exploring Technology Education programs. At the high school and adult levels, curriculum is present in a variety of Energy and Utilities-based offerings including Principles of Technology and other Energy and Utilities-related programs in high schools, adult schools, and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs.

Contact Information

The Energy and Utilities Industry Sector Program is administered by:

Mindi Yates, Education Programs Consultant

Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Support Office
Career and College Transition Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions:   Mindi Yates | MYates@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0458
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