In May of 2021 ICE launched Generation Power, a clean energy and career training program developed by and for Indigenous Youth. This year, they are looking to engage 20 Indigenous youth from coast to coast to be part of the second Generation Power cohort.
The program recognizes Indigenous youth as critical players in the transition to clean energy. It aims to empower youth to bring Indigenous communities to the forefront of the climate change movement.
Through a holistic, strength-based approach that supports both Indigenous learners and clean energy employers, ICE expect youth participants to actively engage in program activities and bring the skills and knowledge they gain to advance their careers in the clean energy sector
ICE is looking for people from a range of backgrounds and experiences— including young professionals, community advocates, academics, and people working at a grass-roots community level.
To qualify, youth must self-identify as a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit youth (18 to 30) and be eligible to work in Canada.
Those selected for the program will need to commit for 12 months, and over the year-long program, participate in:
- One week-long Cultural Land Camp ~ January 23-27, 2023.
- Coaching and mentoring sessions (virtual).
- Six “Energy Education” modules with five webinar sessions (time commitment of 8-15 hours per month).
- Twelve monthly meetings with cohort (virtual).
- One 4–12-month internship opportunity in the clean energy economy (optional).
- Completion Ceremony ~ (dates to be determined).
There is no cost to apply or participate in the Generation Power program for participants.