The E3 Energy Summit, hosted by the West Texas Energy Consortium, took place in Abiline, Texas, on July 19. Jacki Daily of "The Jackie Daily Show" attended and interviewed a number of energy and education professionals who were there to teach and explore this year's theme: "Building a Bridge Between the Classroom and Career."
WTEC's Executive Director, Katherine Stokes, said that many energy jobs do not require a four year degree, so career and technical schools are great places to obtain an adequate STEM education, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Jacki pointed out how important it is for American students to know this, because when she worked on Capitol Hill, she was encouraged to issue H1B visas to get more STEM trained people into the United States to fill positions for which Americans are not trained.
With an expanding energy industry, a STEM education could ensure job security for tomorrow's job seekers.
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