Step 1: Research the various ways energy is produced and delivered in your state. You may be surprised to learn power and fuel sources differ significantly from state to state and even regionally within states. Think of wind, solar, nuclear, hydropower, geothermal, natural gas, and biomass and how and why each may be used to generate electricity or provide fuel for heating and other energy uses within your region.
Step 2: Complete the following to create a video of your work:
- Identify 3 different jobs in the power generation or fuel supply area
- One that requires a high school diploma, GED or trade school completion
- One that requires an associate’s degree (2-years of college)
- One that requires a bachelor’s degree (4- years of college)
- Research the entry level salary for each position
- Research what aspects and components of power generation or fuel supply the positions are responsible for
- Research what knowledge/skills/abilities the jobs require
- Share the details of your research in a way that would encourage someone to consider these jobs.
Present your findings through a pre-recorded video presentation. The presentation can take many forms including a demonstration, an animated video, a day in the life of, etc. We encourage you to get creative!
Step 3: By October 13, submit your video.
Videos will be viewed by a review panel and awarded up to 100 points based on the criteria below:
- Energy Careers Featured (0-50 points)
- Identify 3 different jobs in the power generation or fuel supply area (0-15)
- Research the entry level salary for each position (0-5)
- Research what aspects and components of power generation or fuel supply the positions are responsible for (0-15)
- Research what knowledge/skills/abilities the jobs require (0-15)
- Be creative!
- Energy Career Content of Project (0-25 points)
- The panel will review your project to determine the energy career content of your project. Projects should include:
- Local energy data
- Local availability of the selected jobs
- Energy career pathway information
- Student Leadership (0-15 points)
- The panel will review your project to determine the extent to which the students took ownership and demonstrated leadership. Depending on the grade level and independence of learners, students will:
- Research the topic
- Develop the project
- Design the video to communicate details of the project in an interesting and engaging way
- Create the project submission
- Documentation (0-10 points)