Supported by a grant from the City of Austin, Solar Austin and Huston-Tillotson University (HT) have launched the Equitable Clean Energy Jobs Program to help facilitate pathways for women and students of color into Texas’ clean energy sector and to develop a set of best practices for clean energy companies that want to improve diversity and inclusivity in their recruitment, hiring, and retention of staff.
The program leverages HT’s experience developing structured internship protocols that set students up for success in technical fields. Solar Austin tapped into the clean energy community to recruit companies that are passionate about training and mentoring underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing careers in the solar and clean energy fields.
Take a look at the progress Solar Austin and HT have made!
On April 9th, Solar Austin and HT hosted a virtual Internship Matching Night!
Prospective interns had the chance to connect with participating employers and clean energy industry professionals, hear about the companies and positions being offered, and learn about how to get matched with a paid summer internship. Check out the company presentations above and the recording of the event below!