PennEast Pipeline Company Monday announced a new Powering STEM Grant Program to help nonprofits promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Programs. Applications are due February 17.
“The region’s abundant natural gas supplies are helping usher in a wave of new career opportunities,” said Pam Witmer of PennEast Pipeline Company. “From the exploration and production of natural gas to its delivery, its use as an electric generation fuel to a manufacturing feedstock and beyond, it is critical that existing and new businesses have a workforce prepared to take advantage of an energy-based economy.”
The Program will award several grants up to $10,000 each to Pennsylvania and New Jersey 501(c)(3) organizations, which includes after school, summer, youth programs and educational institutions that promote STEM education.
Eligible activities under the Program include a focus on:
-- Incorporating energy exploration, distribution, use (as well as affiliated trades and disciplines) and/or environmental education in their curriculum;
-- Providing individuals of all ages greater access to STEM education;
-- Developing a workforce to meet the needs of the region’s continued position as a global energy leader;
-- Promoting hands-on learning, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork;
-- Supporting general awareness about energy and environmental-related issues; and, more.
“Much has been written about the region’s economic and environmental opportunities thanks to its low-cost natural gas reserves,” said Witmer. “These opportunities – such as those in the petrochemical, plastics, high-tech manufacturing, and many other sectors – will be accelerated by providing the proper training to our young people, as well as older residents considering a career change.”
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