Focus on improving instruction in science, technology, engineering and math and on helping provide the career and technical training that can lead to well paying jobs in the tri-state region of pennsylvania, ohio and west virginia
The Appalachia Partnership Initiative (API) invests in programs that engage students in science, technology, engineering and math in preparation for careers in the region's high-demand occupations in the energy and manufacturing growth sectors.
Support for post-secondary programs focuses on workforce development training, apprenticeships, and certifications in energy and advanced manufacturing industries. Invest in training and career pathways to keep pace with skill demand. Engage community colleges and training providers to help shape programs to build core skills required across many occupations.
a shortage of STEM-skilled workers to fill open and anticipated jobs
340,000 workers needed
create a stronger understanding of the importance of STEM education, especially in rural areas
our goal is to engage, mobilize and catalyze a community of leaders across multiple sectors
API focuses on 27 counties in pennsylvania, ohio and west virginia.
This initiative aims to create multiple pathways for residents to access education, training and career opportunities.
A key strategy is to support innovative teaching and share expertise, curricula and technology across the region, with an emphasis on the inclusion of rural communities.
API funding supports the region with sustainable access to a variety of STEM and workforce training programs
advancing STEM education
API programs like Project Lead the Way ($2.9M invested to-date) provide over 18,000 students with opportunities for STEM learning, often in hands-on environments.
increasing technical skills
(to-date) supports apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing and supports professional development for educators interested in teaching students about the manufacturing industry.
Since 2014, Chevron has provided $19 million to API - with millions co-funded by API partners - which has also attracted support from other private companies as well as non-profits and public funding sources.
Economic development begins with education and training. API’s commitment will continue to support the needs of industries and the future of the region.
Updated: May 2020