Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM ET

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) will host EnergyCareers 2020, a virtual career exploration and job fair event, on October 21, 2020.


This first of its kind program for the energy sector invites students, veterans, career changers, women, and those under-represented in today’s workforce together to discover careers in energy through educational programming, networking sessions, exhibits, and a virtual career fair.

The event will begin with a general session, headlined by the Honorable Dan Brouillette, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy and followed by industry executives addressing the spectrum of opportunities available in the industry for those with college degrees and those who prefer to learn through apprenticeships and hands-on training. A series of sessions will follow that will allow event participants to hear from men and women who work in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn from peers who recently held industry internships and successfully entered the workforce.

Focused on ensuring the industry’s workforce resembles the communities and customers it serves, many of the sessions will focus on connecting with a diverse audience about industry opportunity. Sessions will include diversity in energy, LGBTQ+ in energy, women in energy, vets in energy, unions in energy, a welcome to career changers and a similar session for students. Current industry professionals will share stories about their career journey, professional development experiences and benefits of industry employment.

CEWD is partnering with a host of organizations to drive attendance to EnergyCareers 2020 including the Urban League, the National Association of Workforce Boards, Out for Undergrad, American Association of Blacks in Energy, Hispanics in Energy, Women in Energy, Veterans in Energy, Asian Americans in Energy, and others including additional educational and veteran organizations.

EnergyCareers 2020 is free to attend. To learn more information on how to participate in the career fair and to register for the event, visit