The Virtual Exploring Energy Program empowers educators and students by encouraging them to delve into the energy industry and its many career fields through a variety of video showcases, virtual tours, and virtual visits to the classroom by respected professionals. 

The IPAA Energy Workforce Education Center Exploring Energy Program was launched in January 2021. There are over 120 videos available with more being added every month! We now have more than 25,000 students representing 93 cities and towns across the country.

Last updated on May 6, 2022.

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One Click to All of Our Energy Videos!

Click here to enter your information and receive the password necessary to view any of the video showcases below.

All educators who register to receive the video repository password and agree to show the content to at least 100 students will be automatically entered to win a $200 Amazon gift cardDrawing occurs at the end of every month September-May. Winners will be notified via the email they provided on the registration form. Apply for a live guest speaker segment in your classroom.

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Live Virtual Guest Speakers – Registration for the Spring semester is now closed as all slots are full. Please check back in August of 2022.

Welcome an industry professional to your classroom. You pick the date, time, and topic, and we will do the rest!

NEW! Energy Club for High School Students

Encourage your students to join the National Energy Academy! It’s a free program where high school students will meet other like-minded classmates from around the country and learn about the energy industry from industry professionals. Best of all, they can list their participation in the academy to enhance their college applications.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Monday, April 18 at 6:30 PM CT

Simply have your students fill out the media consent form here and email it to Sarah Hewitt at shewitt@ipaa.org or they can fill out the form online. Once they fill out the form, they will be sent the Zoom meeting link!

Educator Incentive: Educators who register 15 students who attend a meeting will receive a $75 Amazon gift card. 

Registration for the Spring semester is now closed as all slots are full. Please check back in August of 2022.

Secondary school students interested in ENERGY! Several ways to win Amazon gift cards!

Students who register and enter one of our 3 opportunities below will be automatically entered to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon gift cards. Winners will be notified via the email they provided on the registration form.

    1. Essay ContestWatch 5 videos and write a brief essay (300-500 words) in a Word document. Be sure to leave comments detailing what you learned under the videos you watched for extra credit! You might even receive an extra Amazon gift card unexpectedly!
    2. Video Contest – Make a 1-minute video discussing what you learned after watching 5 videos. In your video, be sure to thank the program sponsors. Submit using .mp4 video format. Be sure to leave comments detailing what you learned under the videos you watched for extra credit! You might even receive an extra Amazon gift card unexpectedly!
    3. Certificate Program for Junior and Senior students – Watch at least 20 videos and submit your (300-500 words) essay AND a 1-minute video. Essay and video should be sent at the same time. Upon completion, all students will be awarded a certificate signed by the leadership of the IPAA Energy Workforce Education Center. This certificate can be used when submitting your college applications and on your resumes. 

Check Out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)!

For questions, contact Sarah Hewitt at shewitt@ipaa.org.

Congratulations to Our Prize Recipients & Those Who’ve Completed Our Certificate Program!

If you’d like to add your picture to our carousel of winners, email it to education@ipaa.org.

Because of our generous sponsors, we are able to offer this nationwide program, and all of its components, FREE OF CHARGE!

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Join us in supporting educators and thousands of high school students by sponsoring this free and accessible program and by also providing short videos for teachers to use in their classrooms.

About Us

The mission of the IPAA Energy Workforce Education Center is to inspire middle and high school students by providing their teachers with enhanced STEM curriculum and soft skills training opportunities and by doing so inspiring tomorrow’s energy industry workforce.

Together we will continue to educate tomorrow’s energy workforce

Highlights from our last LIVE event!

Our 2019 in-person conference welcomed more than
1,300 high school students from Houston!

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