HBK Engineering, LLC is proud to work alongside ComEd and other engineering firms in ComEd's new "Power Up Academy," which aims to recruit more diverse, local talent for entry-level roles that put people on a path toward a career in engineering to support the clean energy transition in Illinois. This job training program aims to scale the energy workforce to meet a sharp demand for the talent needed to take on new clean energy jobs, including those required to maintain and operate a modern grid. Demand for these positions is increasing nationally and locally, where as many as 150,000 new clean energy jobs are expected to be created in Illinois by 2050 to support the clean energy transition, according to a recent study. We're proud to be a part of an incredible team to help support and develop another generation of engineers!
We were grateful to host our Quanta team in the Chicago Carroll office to learn about the CEO Innovation & Entrepreneurial Award from former NASA astronaut and current Vice President of Strategic Operations for Quanta, Shane Kimbrough. HBK is proud to be a part of Quanta and its incredible initiatives that continue to inspire creativity throughout its operating units and keep the entrepreneurial spirit at the forefront of everything we do to lead the industry.
Our team out in Lake Mary, Florida, was excited to come together again and volunteer for Clean the World. Together, they helped Clean the World at its Orlando facilities to pack and sort incoming products from its partners. From there, they prepared materials to be processed and distributed to those in need.
HBK was excited to sponsor a team of racers for Run for Gus, presented by Deloitte and benefiting Lurie Children's Brain Tumor Center. It was a perfect day to gather at Diversey Harbor and race to beat pediatric brain tumors and raise important funds to support the thousands of children battling brain tumors.
Our Chicago Carroll HBK office had fun hosting the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for its BizCamp pitch competition. Students, families, and staff gathered to hear several students pitch their new small businesses to a panel of three judges to win prize money to support their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Led by the Chicago interns from our Carroll Avenue office, a group of our volunteers came together at PAWs Chicago’s Medical Center to join a service project where they could help with cleaning, organizing donations, laundry, and dishes, and then end with fun animal socialization time.
Our Norristown interns decided to make an impact with Mitzvah Circle by collecting new or gently used items donated by employees to support families in need within the community. When families face crisis, Mitzvah Circle is here for them and serves families walking along life's edge by providing over 100 products and necessities.
Our HBK foursome was excited to join our friends at COMTO Philadelphia chapter for a beautiful day at its 24th Annual Golf Outing to help raise funding for scholarships that provide opportunities for the advancement of minorities in the transportation industry.
HBK was excited to return to the Anti-Cruelty Society where our interns from the HBK Van Buren headquarters had the opportunity to participate in the Groups Who Care program. Our team gathered at the River North Training and Education Center and spent the afternoon learning about the legacy of how they help support pets and people while providing direct support for the animals in their care.