June 20, 2022
In order to support young people in getting the right training to work for the energy transition and fight climate change, and to help governments and companies work alongside youth to design the future of the power sector, Student Energy set up a Career Training program and the Global Youth Energy Outlook Toolkits (GYEO). Enel Foundation is thrilled to become their Knowledge Partner on this venture, and work alongside Student Energy to strengthen the theoretical know-how and soft skills of the participants of the Career Training program, as well as to consolidate the results and maximise the outreach of the GYEO towards international institutions and private companies.
While the GYEO is a first of its kind dataset that maps out what over 40,000 young people in nearly 130 countries want from the energy transition, the Student Energy Career Program is a 4-month intensive cohort-based program aimed at youth between 18 and 30 years of age, who are interested in pursuing a career that advances the energy transition. The program is designed to simulate an experience of internship, during which members of the cohort work side-by-side with practitioners on real-life projects. In this framework, participants are also provided with a comprehensive introduction to the current energy system, decarbonization pathways, energy economics, and governance, as well as with applied skills training related to project management and finance.