October 06, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for American Indian Development (NCAIED) today renewed its partnership with the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Minorities in Energy (MIE) Initiative. The announcement came during the “Minorities in Energy – Year Two” event in Arlington, Virginia. Since 2014, the National Center has been part of the MIE’s Industry Partner Engagement Network, working to strengthen and expand innovation in energy-specific economic development and workforce development/science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed last year, DOE and NCAIED participate in each other’s conferences, workshops, and other events. Today’s event brings together MIE ambassadors and high-ranking representatives from the Administration and the private sector to showcase the progress of the past year made by the MIE Initiative and its public-private partnerships.
In addition, NCAIED President and CEO Gary Davis has also been named an ambassador to the program for the first time.“We are pleased to be renewing our partnership with the Department of Energy as we work together to increase opportunities in the energy sector for Native Americans, and I look forward to my new role as an ambassador in the program,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of NCAIED.