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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Somerville

Introducing API's New Partners: Solar Buddy & Study Work Grow

Updated: Jun 18

The API is thrilled to announce two partnerships that will help grow our STEM outreach with a focus on Careers in Power. These partnerships will maximise our impact in both primary and high schools with the support of our community especially the POWERful Women program participants. 


Solar Buddy 

 

After SolarBuddy's engaging presentation to the Summer School and POWERful Women participants earlier this year, we recognized it as a valuable initiative to complement our STEM outreach and Power Ambassador program. 

 

Together, we aim to impact the lives of over 500 Australian school students by not only raising awareness about global energy poverty but also introducing them to various career opportunities within the power industry that benefit both individuals and communities. With our

powers combined (pun intended) we hope to really encourage

more students into careers in the sector. 


This collaboration wouldn't be possible without the support of the POWERful Women taking Solar Buddy into schools in 2024, the contributions from our 20 members, and the backing from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, who have supported the POWERful Women Program for three years. 



Study Work Grow 


To support and encourage the future generation (and their influencers – parents and schools) we have partnered with Study Work Grow, who are focused on providing career-related resources and information to students, educators, and parents. 


Together we will be developing a comprehensive student guide in power engineering and aligned para-professional careers. This guide will include a description on what it’s like to work in the industry, skills and attributes needed as well as the possible study options that will get you there.  


The Guide also include five job spotlights on four specific engineering roles in the power sector plus one para-professional path. 


Together these brand-new resources will reach around 1,800 Careers Advisors, over 1,000 schools, and approximately 650,000 secondary students. 


We look forward to updating our members and community with some positive outcomes from encouraging more high schoolers to choose a career in power. 



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