We empower and educate young people to accelerate the sustainable energy transition through our four core programs:
- Chapters: We currently have 56+ global, student-led Student Energy Chapters hosted at post-secondary institutions.
- Energy System Map: Our digital Energy System Map has reached over 3 million users, providing information on fundamental energy system topics.
- International Student Energy Summit (SES): We have hosted six biennial youth-led summits since 2009, and SES is the largest student-led conference on energy in the world.
- Space for Youth: We create meaningful opportunities for young people to learn from and engage with actors in the energy system – governments, companies and other institutions – to elevate the role of youth in decision-making and planning.
To better integrate our four core programs and grow their impact, we have developed several new cross-cutting initiatives that focus on skill-building and global collaboration: the Student Energy Leaders Fellowship, Guided Projects and Career Training program and the Global Youth Energy Outlook.
The Alums Network is a platform connecting alums of Student Energy programs, allowing them to explore local and international opportunities. Student Energy provides a unique educational experience that imparts valuable knowledge, encourages the sharing of ideas among participants, and builds lasting networks, making it an excellent way for our participants to stay up-to-date on clean energy industry developments and build lasting professional relationships.
The program equips youth with the technical, dynamic and durable skills necessary for them to land an internship or entry-level role in the energy sector. The program develops project management, data analytics, interdisciplinary teamwork and leadership through hands-on learning experiences.
Guided Projects provides youth with the tools, coaching and funding they need to solve the energy problems experienced in their communities using proven processes and technologies or by developing new ones. Simultaneously, Guided Projects gives a cohort of global youth the critical early career and project development experiences they need to enter the energy industry and thrive as lifelong problem-solvers and executors.
The SevenGen Indigenous Youth Energy Summit unites over 200 Indigenous youth from across Canada and commits to empowering both Indigenous youth and energy kin to foster learning and continue improving connections and understandings for a shared energy vision. To sustainably and responsibly impact the global economy and energy landscape, we must include Indigenous ideology for the greater health of all entities on earth.
The aim of Student Energy’s Space for Youth program is to work with governments, companies, and other organizations to facilitate meaningful, equitable dialogue and collaboration between young people and decision-makers while providing experiential learning opportunities for youth within these critical decision-making spaces.
The International Student Energy Summit (SES) is Student Energy’s pinnacle event, occurring biennially in a different city around the world to unite hundreds of students from countries all over the globe. SES is a multidisciplinary forum where students can engage with their peers, as well as leaders in the energy industry to learn, collaborate, and take action on energy. SES is the world’s largest student-led conference on energy.