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Appalachia Partnership Initiative

Making the energy economy work through education and training

Through the Appalachia Partnership Initative (API), Chevron has made a $20 million commitment to fund social investment programs that address education and workforce development needs in 27 counties across southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio.

Chevron is committed to increasing access to and the quality of education and training because an educated and skilled workforce leads to economic growth – for our business, our partners and the communities where we operate. We have learned that education and training are the building blocks for economic development and employability, so we invest in programs that strengthen education to help remove barriers to economic growth.

We support teachers to prepare students for skilled jobs, and develop and train local workers to world-class standards, with a special focus on cultivating programs in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Since 2011, Chevron has committed $130 million toward improving education in the United States with an emphasis on STEM.

In 2014, Chevron Appalachia partnered with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and RAND Corporation to launch the Appalachia Partnership Initiative (API). This initiative aims to improve education and technical training to develop a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the growing local energy industry and related manufacturing industries.

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Justin Teets
Somerset Trust Co.

“I want other young people to see that they can make an impact, too.”

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