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Pathways Closing Celebration – Spring 2021
June 24, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Solar Austin invites you to join us in celebrating the trailblazing interns and employers of the Pathways to Clean Energy Careers program!
Launched in the midst of a global pandemic and a historic time focusing on racial justice, the Pathways Program was a leap towards a stronger and more equitable clean energy workforce, in a sector that is nationally over 70% white and male.
Four companies answered Solar Austin’s challenge to create pathways of opportunity for youth in the solar industry this spring! From residential to utility scale solar installers, these regional employers have nurtured the talent of 5 young interns — teaching them the intricacies of working in Texas’ bustling solar sector, while also learning the many ways in which different perspectives add value to the workplace. As spring internships wrap up, we’re excited to celebrate with our community the amazing interns and clean energy professionals who helped move the needle towards a renewable energy sector that more accurately represents our community.
The Spring Closing Celebration will be an opportunity to hear program participants’ candid views on the value of and barriers to a diverse and inclusive local clean energy workforce. Solar Austin looks forward to your attendance, support, and participation as we take a moment to reflect on what was accomplished, what needs to be changed, and what we can all do to create better pathways for passionate individuals that want to make a difference for their underrepresented communities and our warming planet.