About Student Energy
Student Energy is a global organization empowering the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future. Student Energy empowers young people to accelerate the sustainable energy transition through a variety of initiatives, including university-based Chapters, a digital Energy System Map, and the largest student-led energy conference in the world.
Student Energy Transition Skills Project
Student Energy is conducting an Energy Transition Skills Project that aims to understand what young people (18-35) are looking for when pursuing a career, and what barriers they face to securing or finding jobs, particularly one that is related to sustainability and the energy transition. Survey insights will contribute to a youth-led effort to improve the way that employers and other organizations invest in young people’s skill development, hiring, and education, by better aligning with youth needs and aspirations.
The Energy Transitions Skills Project will explore how the global skills gap and growing workforce needs can be addressed by investing in young people and aligning with their needs and aspirations. This is our first survey/research project since the Outlook, except this project focuses on understanding what young people are looking for when pursuing a career that supports the energy transition, and what barriers they face in acquiring the skills needed for these careers.
Participate in this research to get your perspectives on the topic – it takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey and we’d love your input as a young energy professional! The results of this research will inform a final report of recommendations for energy actors on how they can better support youth skill development and employment related to the energy transition.
To fill out the survey, please visit http://bit.ly/energytransitionskills-survey.
Student Energy works with a network of 50,000 young people from over 120 countries to build the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to take action on energy. Student Energy’s core programs include a network of 45+ global post-secondary Chapters, a digital Energy System Map that has reached 3 million users, and the International Student Energy Summit. We also work with governments, companies, and organizations to facilitate meaningful youth engagement and mobilize resources to support youth-led energy solutions, in a program we call Space for Youth.
We operate on a unique youth empowerment model, which means that our initiatives are co-created with young people, for young people. We have consistently found that when young people are empowered to take action on energy and have access to decision-making spaces, they are able to raise the level of ambition in that space
Explore the opportunities at Student Energy and get involved by:
Joining a chapter
Our Chapters programs are student-led, post-secondary clubs spanning six continents that take action on energy in their communities. By joining or starting a chapter, you’ll receive support from mentors at Student Energy and collaborate with a global network of young people.
Signing up for their youth programs
Looking to expand your knowledge of the energy system? You can get involved in our international suite of youth programming, with opportunities to collaborate with other young energy leaders, network with energy professionals, and join the movement to create a sustainable, equitable energy future. The programs offered include and are not limited to the following:
Student Energy Fellowship
Career training program
Student Energy guided projects
Attend the International Student Energy Summit
Here you will have the chance to meet hundreds of young people from around the globe who share your passion for the energy transition and energy justice.
Learn about the Energy System
Check out our online resources, including articles and animated videos that break down each component of the energy system.
Work with them!