Electrify Your Future
Are you a current high school student? Are you interested in learning about careers in the energy industry? If you answered YES to both of these questions, our Electrify Your Future experience might be just for you!
YOU are the future of our company and the future that your friends and family will rely upon for their daily living needs – electricity! To help prepare you for your career, whether it is with Westar or another company, we want to provide you the opportunity to experience “a day in the life” of our various careers while you are in high school.
Westar Energy is partnering with area high schools in Topeka, Wichita, Emporia, Shawnee and other communities in our territory to give you “hands-on” job shadowing experience to help you determine your future.
What can Electrify Your Future do for you?
Our goal is to GUIDE you in learning about career options:
- Gain awareness of the academic, technical, professional and personal skills required in Westar Energy careers
- Identify careers of interest in Westar Energy and the industry
- Develop a professional network for future career discussions
- Experience “a day in the life” of our various career options. We have a number of career paths that your can explore:
The steps through EYF
Electrify Your Future Tours – Field, Power Plant, & Corporate:These educational tours for high school students will be onsite at Westar Energy facilities and could incorporate all three of our aspects of Westar Energy. All schools will have Field Tours available and a presentation on the other two will be included if the other two are unavailable. Explore our EYF tours.
Electrify Your Future Job Shadow – Field, Power Plant, & Corporate: Students who have attended an EYF Tour may be interested in a chance to do a job shadow, a targeted in-depth shadow for craft and corporate positions. The shadowing will require 12 hours scatter per work group with a maximum of 40 hours. Students must attend EYF to be eligible. They are contacted by Westar Energy representatives, through the school counselor, to determine interest and to arrange for a EYF Job Shadow interview. Once interviews are conducted, students that are selected will be notified.
- Job Shadow experiences are available for high school students and may last up to a full semester.
- Summer Job Shadow opportunities could be an option.
- Scheduling will be done with full cooperation with the students counselor.
For more information about Job Shadowing and to apply to shadow, go to our EYF job shadowing page.
College Scholarship Opportunities: Westar Energy partners with the Ellis Foundation to provide community scholarships and other craft scholarships. For more information visit our scholarship page.
Internship Opportunities: Westar Energy provides internship opportunities to students who have graduated high school, are at least 18 years old and are pursuing an additional education either through a technical school, a two-year degree program or a four-year degree program. Internship opportunities are posted to our careers website throughout the year. For more information visit our internships page.
Join the Westar Team: The final step in the EYF process is to join our team and get your career started. For more information about opportunities at Westar, go to our careers page.
Westar Energy is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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