HBK was proud to join the 2023 Women's Energy Summit to be among leaders in the energy sector and listen to incredible discussions like energetic leaders, the shift to clean energy, and the power of female energy regulators. It was an energetic day filled with thought-provoking discussion, and we were grateful to attend. Additionally, congratulations to our Rising Star, Eileen!
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 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.
For the month of June, HBK was excited to celebrate pride month with some fantastic events with our LGBTQ+ employee resource group, Empower. Each week hosted a different event, whether to celebrate the incredible month, learn more about the LGBTQ+ community or gather for thoughtful discussions. We enjoyed coming together for both in-person and virtual events. Happy Pride!
HBK was excited to support Chicago Commons and its Evan Blossom Golf Outing at Shoreacres. It was a wonderful day to tee off for a cause and make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve. We gathered with fellow sponsors, participants, and volunteers, and together, we were able to raise crucial funds that will directly benefit Chicago Commons and its programs to advance its mission. We're grateful to drive change and create a world where everyone has the chance to thrive.
HBK was pleased to attend Seramount’s 2-Day Multicultural Women's National Conference. This event is one of the only conferences in the nation that focuses on women of color talent and their supporters. It was an amazing experience and we were proud to be among women in tech careers, DEI practitioners, and HR professionals across industries. This hybrid event created a one-of-a-kind forum for community building and equipped our team with tangible tools for navigating the workplace and advancing their careers.