As Oregon grows, we need a well-educated and skilled workforce ready to fill jobs at PGE and throughout our economy.
Currently, we’re experiencing a shortage of qualified workers with experience in technical and trade skills and the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). That’s why the PGE Foundation granted more than $150,000 in 2016 to Career Technical and STEM programs that help students create pathways to career and college.
Through the Oregon Connections program, our employees volunteer their time to speak and lead exercises in local classrooms. Our goal is to provide hands-on, experiential learning to help students connect to the world of work and inspire their interest in a future energy career.
Since we launched the program in 2016, 56 PGE employees have provided learning experiences in local schools.
For more information, check out our Key Metrics summary.