Industry: Natural Resources, Utilities & Energy Partnership: Genesys Works: Bay Area Business Need: Labor Costs

Seeking to build a diverse and talented future workforce while enhancing opportunities for undeserved communities PG&E formed a partnership with non-profit Genesys Works.

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"Genesys Works interns have helped our company and employees as much as we have helped them. I am proud to work for a company that recognizes the value of giving our youth opportunities to thrive."
Jesus Soto, Senior Vice President of Gas Operations
PG&E

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Genesys Works is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. Students enter the Genesys Works program during the summer prior to their senior year and, after eight intensive weeks of training, are assigned to work at one of Genesys Works' client locations, part time, during their senior year. The training is designed to arm students with the knowledge they need to provide value to corporations in specific technical fields. Furthermore, students are trained on the professional skills needed (such as communications and corporate behavior) to enter and succeed in corporate environments.

THE CHALLENGE

Recognizing the importance of its future workforce to the success of its business, PG&E set out to create a program to attract skilled and diverse talent while providing opportunities for individuals from underserved communities.

THE SOLUTION

PG&E partnered with Genesys Works to launch an internship program to source trained and motivated talent. This partnership gave PG&E staff the opportunity to develop professionally through mentoring, while freeing them up to focus on high-level tasks as interns took on support tasks in a cost-effective manner.

THE OUTCOME

  • Over 60 interns hosted since 2013
  • 42,000 hours contributed by interns
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Deepened engagement with the local community

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