Solar Austin is doing something a bit different this month… Instead of our usual happy hour, we’re excited to invite you to the closing celebration of the trailblazing Equitable Clean Energy Jobs (ECEJ) Program!
Launched in partnership by Solar Austin and Huston-Tillotson University (HT), the ECEJ Program aimed to improve diversity and cultural inclusivity in Austin’s growing clean energy sector through an innovative structured internship matching process. Executed in the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession, and the historic Black Lives Matter movement, the ECEJ initiative was a leap towards a stronger and more equitable local workforce, in a sector that is nationally over 70% white and male.
As summer internships come to a close, we’re excited to celebrate the six amazing interns and five clean energy companies who made this pilot program possible! Join us as we reflect with program participants on what was accomplished during this pilot phase, what challenges were faced, and what still needs to be done to lower the barrier of entry for passionate individuals who seek to make a difference in this field and in their communities.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 from 5:30PM to 7PM (CT)
Online via ZOOM
RSVP and Get More Details Here
How to Attend:
Once you RSVP on Eventbrite, you will receive the Zoom link and call-in information on the Eventbrite page and at the base of your confirmation email. On the day of the event, all you’ll have to do is find a comfy spot on the couch with a steady internet connection and simply kick start Zoom for free!
Support the Cause:
We hope you’ll consider donating to Solar Austin so we can continue the ECEJ Program. Your support is essential to ensuring that Solar Austin programs continue to be free and open to everyone. For regular updates on Solar Austin’s happy hours and advocacy work, like us on Facebook, find us on LinkedIn, join our Meetup group, and follow us on Twitter.