Workforce Development

Championing Economic Equity through Workforce Development 

As part of our work to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free future, we strive to act as a catalyst for change in our communities.  This includes workforce development initiatives that provide access to STEM learning opportunities, and create economic access, generational wealth, and family supporting careers.

 

 

We expanded our support of summer camps for underrepresented high school students, organized by five universities in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York. Constellation partnered with University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Villanova University, Temple University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to fund programming and provide scholarships for 98 students from underrepresented communities to attend the STEM related summer camps. 

The summer camps provide students with the opportunity to experience engineering through activities, tours, and demonstrations, including a digital plant tour of Limerick Generation Station. We connect campers with Constellation employees to demonstrate how a STEM camp today could become the career of tomorrow.

“Bringing the world of STEM to students is an investment in our future. The nuclear power industry, now more than ever, needs to make this investment to ensure bright minds will continue to supply clean and reliable energy,” said Jeremy Barnhart, Constellation Engineer and Summer Camp Lead. “Giving students the opportunity to set foot into a nuclear power facility virtually and speak to nuclear professionals is crucial to achieving that goal.”

 

 

Constellation has identified high schools, technical/vocational schools, and two- and four-year college partnerships that will ultimately create a robust pipeline that benefits the communities we serve. We foster these partnerships through scholarship and education program funding.

“We partner with local high schools, community colleges, and universities for an invaluable opportunity to educate local students within STEM concentrations and incentivize their motivation for future mentoring, internship, and full-time job opportunities within the company. This approach creates a well-established talent pipeline that contributes to our future success,” said Drew Griffiths, Quad Cities, Illinois-based Plant Manager of Quad Cities Generating Station.

We also are establishing internal and external partnerships with utility infrastructure programs and organizations such as Chicago Women in Trades, Hire360 and others that will result in STEM-related jobs.

Workforce development is a priority as we continue to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce

 

 

We expanded our support of summer camps for underrepresented high school students, organized by five universities in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York. Constellation partnered with University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Villanova University, Temple University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to fund programming and provide scholarships for 98 students from underrepresented communities to attend the STEM related summer camps. 

The summer camps provide students with the opportunity to experience engineering through activities, tours, and demonstrations, including a digital plant tour of Limerick Generation Station. We connect campers with Constellation employees to demonstrate how a STEM camp today could become the career of tomorrow.

“Bringing the world of STEM to students is an investment in our future. The nuclear power industry, now more than ever, needs to make this investment to ensure bright minds will continue to supply clean and reliable energy,” said Jeremy Barnhart, Constellation Engineer and Summer Camp Lead. “Giving students the opportunity to set foot into a nuclear power facility virtually and speak to nuclear professionals is crucial to achieving that goal.”

 

 

Constellation has identified high schools, technical/vocational schools, and two- and four-year college partnerships that will ultimately create a robust pipeline that benefits the communities we serve. We foster these partnerships through scholarship and education program funding.

“We partner with local high schools, community colleges, and universities for an invaluable opportunity to educate local students within STEM concentrations and incentivize their motivation for future mentoring, internship, and full-time job opportunities within the company. This approach creates a well-established talent pipeline that contributes to our future success,” said Drew Griffiths, Quad Cities, Illinois-based Plant Manager of Quad Cities Generating Station.

We also are establishing internal and external partnerships with utility infrastructure programs and organizations such as Chicago Women in Trades, Hire360 and others that will result in STEM-related jobs.

Workforce development is a priority as we continue to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce