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National Grid Kicks Off Summer Workforce Development Academies

Jun 29, 2023 - 9:45 AM





WALTHAM, MA – National Grid today announced the summer continuation of three workforce development academies, building off of its successful launch of its strategic Workforce Development Program earlier this year, which has already resulted in nearly a dozen individuals securing a job with National Grid or one of its contractors. These programs are part of the company’s comprehensive strategy to build its future team: Clean Energy Careers Academy, Clean Energy STEM Academy, and Clean Energy Tech Academy.

Launched in March 2023, National Grid’s multi-pronged workforce development program has provided participants from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups with career exposure, development, and employment opportunities within the clean energy industry. In addition to the summer continuation, National Grid plans to institute additional programming in the fall.

“Summertime is the perfect opportunity for students to learn about and explore future career opportunities,” said Amanda Downey, Vice President, Strategy Development and Partnerships at National Grid. “We’re excited to continue our clean energy academies into this summer and beyond, to grow interest in the energy field and ideally build the clean energy workforce of the future.”

Each of the three workforce development academies will have several programs kicking off in the coming weeks.

Clean Energy Careers Summer Academy

The Clean Energy Careers Academy was launched last spring with Franklin Cummings Tech, Northeastern University, and UMass Boston to provide students opportunities to learn about the energy and utilities field, develop professionally, and build career connections that can lead to future internships, co-ops, and full-time employment within National Grid or one of its vendor partners.

From July 10 to August 7, the Summer Academy offers engineering students from the three academic institutions opportunities to gain exposure to electric, gas and utilities resources via mentorship and programming. During the five-week session, students will engage in site visits and virtual fireside chats on electric engineering, gas engineering and professional development. Site visits include in-depth conversations with National Grid engineers and a tour of an active electric and gas construction sites.

Clean Energy STEM and Tech Academies

From July 11 to August 9, the Clean Energy STEM and Tech Academies will enable youth ages 14 to 18 in Boston and Worcester to explore future careers in the energy field in a fun, engaging, and supportive way.

The Clean Energy Tech Academy was established for students in high school and vocational technical schools to explore the energy field and learn about career industry opportunities. The STEM Academy introduces middle-school students to the energy industry and provides hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and its benefits.

In each academy, National Grid mentors will lead students in interactive activities, roundtables, and engaging programming. Participating community organizations include Eastie Farm, Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Waltham Partnership for Youth, and Boston Private Industry Council.

About National Grid

National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a smarter, stronger, cleaner energy future — transforming our networks with more reliable and resilient energy solutions to meet state climate goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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