As part of Jobs in Energy Week, MI Environment looks at recent energy job growth and projected job growth in Michigan.
Governor Whitmer declared October 17 to 21 Jobs in Energy Week, noting that Michigan’s energy industry now boasts nearly 116,000 jobs. Total employment is projected to increase by 7.5% between 2020 and 2030.
That projected growth underscores the need to increase the number of adults with a skilled certificate or college degree in high-skill, high-demand careers in business.
To address that, the Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium — a partnership of representatives from the energy industry, education, labor, government, and veterans — launched a public outreach campaign aimed at raising awareness of high-growth, rewarding jobs for workers. energy industry.
Michigan energy companies and educators have partnered to educate students and job seekers about rewarding careers in the energy sector by hosting the following events open to the public:
Wednesday, October 19
Lansing Community College–Women in Utility Linework
10am to 1pm
LCC West Campus, Room M119-120
5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing
Join young women from Lansing High School to learn about high-paying, high-energy careers and startup programs. The event is free and open to high school students. Transportation not provided; parking is free at the LCC West Campus, or CATA Route 12 runs between the Downtown and West campuses. Register here.
Thursday, October 20
Coffee on Purpose: Youth and the Future of Careers in Energy
9 am – 10 am
Visual – Zoom In
As part of Jobs in Energy Week, Roger Curtis, president of public affairs for Energy Consumers, and Mollie Waller, managing director of Youth Solutions, will moderate this discussion about the future impact of youth through energy jobs. Jobs Michigan’s Graduates young people will discuss careers in the energy sector, what the future of energy looks like for them, and the different ways they can be involved in making the future of energy reflect the world they want to live in. Listen to this great discussion. while enjoying your morning coffee by signing up today.
Friday, October 21
Lansing Water Board and Light Works Exhibition
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
REO Depot – 1201 S. Washington Lansing, MI
The Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) will host a retrospective job fair for Lansing middle school students. Students will learn about the various careers available in the energy industry by interacting with BWL staff. Interactive activities, activity information, swag and snacks will be available. For more information on how your school can participate, please contact Dawn Plenar firstname.lastname@example.org.