Diversity Awareness Partnership

EXPLORE Energy


Ameren knows that St. Louis area high school students are the answer to efficient energy in the future. The EXPLORE Energy program engages youth in multiple careers in the public utility industry, each essentially important to the energy services that Ameren offers to the region. In such a broad field, the program goes beyond introducing engineering careers and helps students explore positions within the company in the fields of business, real estate, and more!

According to research published by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the demand for STEM professionals is high,and will continue to increase, but the pool of individuals to serve in those positions is at risk if underrepresented populations are not engaged in these fields. Currently, the STEM workforce does not look like America. Underrepresented minorities represented only 10.2 percent of professionals employed in engineering positions in 2010.

Concerned by the wide racial disparities in the engineering industry, Diversity Awareness Partnership and Ameren created the EXPLORE Energy program that focuses on connecting students of color to professional mentors and developing important skills to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce in our region.

EXPLORE Fact Sheet   2018/2019 EXPLORE Program Menu   Download the Application

 

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Why should you apply to this free program?

  • You will build relationships that can lead to future internships and job opportunities.
  • You will learn about potential career paths and hear personal stories from professional mentors right here in St. Louis.
  • You will develop essential career-building skills that will help you succeed.

Upcoming 2018 – 2019 program dates:

Session 1 – December 7, 2018
Session 2 – January 11, 2019
Session 3 – February 22, 2019

 

Download the Application

Submit application via email to sparks@dapinclusive.org or mail to:
Steve Parks, 40 N. Rock Hill Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Application must be RECEIVED two weeks prior to the first session

 


Questions?
Contact Steve Parks, Director of Programs
at 314-246-3143 / sparks@dapinclusive.org