Our Commitment to Education

Contact Us

In Northern Nevada, contact Lisa Harris at (775) 834-3067.

In Southern Nevada, contact Jennifer Vargas at (702) 402-2202.

NV Energy develops strategic partnerships with educational institutions and other 501(c)(3) organizations that encourage students to stay in school to develop their full potential.  NV Energy helps students to develop their full potential by helping to improve their workforce skills and encouraging personal development through scholarships, mentoring and internships. In concert with our business strategy, NV Energy also supports education programs aimed at providing a ready and able renewable energy workforce. NV Energy is committed to improving education at all levels in the communities were we live and work by continuing to support and sponsor a wide variety of scholarships, safety and educational programs that benefit our youth.

Educational Resources for Kids

Tutoring Resources
NV Energy is working with the Clark County School District to offer southern Nevada students the Homework Hotline. Students can call the hotline and ask for help with their homework, especially math and language arts. NV Energy also works with Washoe County School District’s Read & Succeed program to recruit and train volunteers as reading tutors to help children improve their reading skills.

Educational Partnerships
NV Energy participates in the Clark County School District's Partnership Program Focus School Project that matches schools with businesses, organizations, agencies, and individuals to bring needed resources to students. NV Energy's focus school is Myrtle Tate Elementary. The NV Energy Foundation is also a supporter of STEM Coalition initiatives to standardize science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, and to bring STEM teaching resources to communities statewide. The NV Energy Foundation also supports other programs such as KNPB Public Television STEM teaching resources, and a K-8 teacher training program through the Washoe County School District to provide teachers with the background and tools to teach STEM subjects.

Scholarships

Powerful Partnership Scholarship

Powerful Partnership Scholarship Reception

Educational Programs

Renewable Energy Education

In partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Energy led the creation of a renewable energy minor as part of the College of Engineering degree programs. The renewable energy minor offers interdisciplinary courses in solar and renewable energy that encourage the study and expansion of renewable energy technology, installation and policy.

NV Energy is also a supporter of Truckee Meadows Community College's renewable energy program. The program provides TMCC students with the hands-on training for careers in the renewable energy industry. Workshops and seminars are also available to working adults who want to improve their skills and adapt to changes in the industry.