Chris Holman welcomes back Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! To the Michigan Business Beat. Coming up on Monday, October 15, through Friday, October 19, is Careers in Energy Week. Careers in Energy Week is a nationwide effort that began in 2010 to increase awareness about energy careers. The purpose of the week is to help communities better understand the importance energy has in a local economy.
Energy careers are very prevalent today. Opportunities range from positions in digital marketing to mechanics to field engineering technicians and more. Local energy companies such as the Lansing Board of Water & Light, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy are active participants in Careers in Energy Week. The energy companies in our region participate to help increase the awareness of careers in Greater Lansing’s energy industry. As of 2017, the energy sector employed nearly 99,000 people across the state of Michigan. Energy careers are projected to increase by 9 percent through 2024.
Be sure to keep up with your energy company through social media for information on free events and open houses during Careers in Energy Week. To explore energy workforce opportunities in the capital area, visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect’s mitalent.org.
Visit www.getintoenergy.com for more information on how to incorporate Careers in Energy Week into your calendar this month.