High School Students Attend Youth Energy Conference

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Junior and senior high school students had the chance to explore career opportunities in the energy industry on Friday.

The South Jersey chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy hosted its first annual Youth Energy Conference on Friday, November 3rd.

Youth Energy Conference South Jersey American Association of Blacks in EnergyThe unique conference was designed to give upper-level high school students in Atlantic County and students from the LEAP Academy in Camden who have a strong focus in S.T.E.M., the opportunity to learn about various careers in energy.

"The energy is there. People are excited. It's different where we are coming into the schools, and we want to expose these careers early to get kids thinking about it. 

"So, we are excited and we think that it's going to be a great success," said Stacey Barnes, president of the South Jersey American Association of Blacks in Energy. 

Students heard from speakers from South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric and PSE&G, and attended workshops on topics including Careers in Energy and Barriers to Entry. 

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