We support innovative educational and training programs that help develop the leaders of tomorrow and enhance employment opportunities and access to employment pathways.
We support programs that provide basic educational skills, including literacy and numeracy, as well as those that improve school attendance and address barriers to employment.
In Canada, Chevron has provided contributions to Coast Mountains School District, scholarship funding through North West Community College’s Trades Bursary Fund, E-readers for Aboriginal youth, and extra-curricular activities for young people including a ski trip for Grade 6 students and an essay-writing contest for Metlakatla First Nation students. We also support a variety of education programs including:
Chevron Open Minds
Chevron Canada’s flagship program, Chevron Open Minds, has been running for more than twenty years. Open Minds is an innovative, award-winning learning program that provides a hands-on, out-of-classroom experience for students, focusing on observation, writing and critical-thinking skills. By stepping out the classroom for a week of learning, students are able to slow down, develop critical thinking skills and build confidence. Chevron supports four Open Minds sites in Alberta and one in Newfoundland and Labrador. To learn more, please visit:
Fuel Your School
The Chevron Fuel Your School program was launched in Canada in 2014 in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Fuel Your School program provides funds for classroom projects and resources that support learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In Canada, the program is run in collaborative partnership with the My Class Needs Foundation. Chevron anticipates that the Fuel Your School program will expand throughout B.C. in future years. In 2014, Chevron is investing up to $600,000 in British Columbia schools.
In 2010, Chevron Canada chose Calgary Reads as an "Adopt-An-Agency" partner after a survey indicated Calgary-based employees wanted to focus their giving on education. The partnership is long-term and multi-faceted, including the donation of time, money and talent. Calgary Reads supports literacy in Calgary-area schools through programs for kids, teachers and parents. Chevron employees volunteer as tutors and visiting readers, and offer technical skills such as graphic design to the organization. Each year the Calgary office donates thousands of books to the annual Book Drive fundraiser, and other fundraising initiatives through the year support the organization annually.
The Chevron Learning Pathway is an environmental educational walk in a popular downtown park in Calgary. By travelling along the pathway, visitors can learn how a wetland works and discover meaningful information about wildlife, habitat and water quality. The Chevron Learning Pathway combines two important community objectives: environmental protection and education. Chevron was a founding partner of the Learning Pathway in partnership with Parks Foundation Calgary and the City of Calgary Parks.
Chevron provides a number of scholarships for engineering students at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and through our University Partnership Program with Memorial University.
Memorial University of Newfoundland Memorial University of Newfoundland
joined Chevron’s University Partnership Program
in 2008. Since then, the company and the university have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Chevron funds the Chevron Chair in Petroleum Engineering and the Chevron Chair in Reservoir Characterization, and in 2011 committed $2 million in funding for student scholarships and awards over a ten-year period. Many interns, co-op students and new hires come to Chevron Canada from MUN and become valuable members of the Chevron team.