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Black History Forum Pushes the Conversation on Jobs in Energy and Automation
February 8, 2018

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) will host an Energy Matters Black History forum entitled Preparing for Future Jobs in Energy and Automation on Friday, Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Farris Auditorium, 5983 Macon Road. Commissioner Burns Phillips, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and Representative Raumesh Akbari, Tennessee House of Representatives, are two of the featured speakers in addition to a series of energy regulatory professionals.

Increasing changes in clean energy and automation can affect employment opportunities in Tennessee, especially for minorities. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to economic justice, this forum aims to spread the word about Tennessee’s educational and job readiness programs.

MLGW supports AABE’s mission to provide a pathway for energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students to learn more about the energy industry through education, mentoring, community service and business networking. From this forum, AABE hopes to coordinate town hall meetings to equip our communities with information needed to prepare them for future jobs and economic freedom.

Admission is free and continental breakfast and box lunches will be provided. Register at https://aabetn-
chapter.ticketleap.com/energy-matters/.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 421,000 customers in
Memphis and Shelby County.