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If people and communities are to thrive, nothing is more important than education and job training. A workforce armed with the critical skills needed to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow is important not only to the success of our business, but also to a country’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. That’s why Chevron invests in schools and teachers. We focus on improving instruction in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and on helping provide the career and technical training that can lead directly to good-paying jobs.

Working with our partners, we take a comprehensive approach to investments in education by getting students excited about STEM, encouraging them to pursue STEM courses and ultimately, STEM careers. We support educational standards and proven curriculum that promote project- and problem-based learning. We also support teacher training, provide classroom resources, fund out-of-school activities, and develop partnerships with universities designed to strengthen faculty, curricula and student development. These investments don't just help the communities in which we operate — they help us, too. Tomorrow's Chevron engineers are today's schoolchildren.

In 2013, Chevron invested nearly $94 million in education partnerships and programs worldwide. In the United States our total investment in education was more than $100 million over the past three years. This work has enhanced the educational experiences of more than 500,000 students in the United States. Because of that success, we have expanded our efforts by pledging an additional $30 million over the next three years (2013-2015) to support STEM education efforts nationwide.

How Chevron Supports America's Future Innovators

How Chevron Supports America's Future Innovators

Chevron champions STEM education in the U.S., from K-12 and beyond. Through our programs and strategic partnerships, we help students and teachers get the tools and resources they need to take advantage of every opportunity STEM offers.

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In Angola, we work with the National Institute for Research and Educational Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to introduce entrepreneurship curriculum into secondary schools. More than 10,000 students were enrolled in the program, which also trained 139 teachers and 70 education officials. The program will expand from 45 to 90 schools in 2014.

Angola, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa and Venezuela

Discovery Learning Alliance, formerly Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, provides learning centers for underserved primary schools in Angola, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa and Venezuela. The learning centers advance the quality of education through technology, video programming and innovative teacher training. These tools are making a positive impact on student learning and teacher effectiveness.


In 2012, Chevron developed a four-hour per week course on the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in five Western Australia secondary schools. We collaborated with the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority to ensure the Powering Careers in Energy course met the appropriate standards. In the process, we became the first resources company to help develop a program endorsed by the organization. The innovative program increases participants' understanding of the skills and attributes required for a successful career in the LNG industry. The program has more than doubled in size in its third year and now includes 12 schools accommodating approximately 200 students.

Indonesia and Saudi Arabia

In Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, Chevron has helped to found, develop and fund polytechnic schools to train students for jobs in the industrial sector. Launched in 2008, the Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic in Dammam was the first of its kind in the kingdom. It graduated its first class of field service professionals in 2010.

In Indonesia, our second polytechnic school, Politeknik Aceh, was built with our partners in the long-term recovery effort following the 2004 tsunami. It offers courses in robotics, information technology and accounting. The first class graduated in September 2011.

Also in Indonesia, Chevron works with a number of partners to provide vocational training in skills such as welding, automotive repair, heavy-equipment operation, carpentry, electronics, cooking, sewing and agriculture. The program has served more than 2,500 people in the past three years.

United States

At Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California, Chevron supports a summer electronics course for local high school students through Project Lead the Way that connects students to college STEM programs. At California State University Bakersfield, Chevron supports the REVS-UP Program (Research Experience Visualizing Science — University Program) which was established in 2007. REVS-UP offers local high school students summer research opportunities and a greater understanding of STEM careers.

Updated: November 2014


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Supporting Future Innovators

Supporting Future Innovators

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