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Elizabethtown Gas to Host Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp this Fall

UNION, NJ, October 21, 2022 – Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), is excited to partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to host its first Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp for high school students at its Union headquarters from October 22, 2022, to November 12, 2022. In addition to increasing students’ understanding of AI, the program will also help to promote a broader range of professional opportunities for Union County’s future workforce.

“The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is pleased to see South Jersey Industries take the lead in supporting this year’s Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp for Atlantic City and Union Township youth,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who also serves as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). “DCA was instrumental in bringing the AI Bootcamp to Atlantic City last year and is incredibly thankful that South Jersey Industries has helped to bring it back for a second year. Now even more students will be positively impacted by this innovative educational program.”

We invite our media partners to join us during the last session of the program.
When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 (1:00-6:00 p.m.)
What: Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp Initiative, a nationwide learning program that increases high school students understanding of AI.
Who: 25 Union County high school students who will be participating in the program
SJI employees and student mentors 
Virtual guest speakers
Where:  Elizabethtown Gas Headquarters, 520 Green Lane, Union, NJ

Background:

Elizabethtown Gas is excited to partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to host the AI Bootcamp program in Union, marking the first time that the program will be conducted in the area. The AI Bootcamp enables high school students to increase AI literacy and understanding over the course of four half-day sessions. Each session includes a guest speaker Q&A discussion, interactive lessons on topics such as machine learning and chatbots and a lab exercise facilitated by SJI’s staff. As a committed partner to our communities, Elizabethtown Gas is proud to host this program to promote job growth and a diverse talent pool within the Union County region.

Facts about the program:

  • Founded by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Bootcamp Initiative has hosted free camps for students in cities such as Philadelphia, Houston, Pasadena and Atlantic City.

  • This year, camps will be brought to more than 550 students in over 20 cities.

  • The Foundation’s goal is to have 1,000 students graduate from AI Boot Camps each year by 2023.

To RVSP to this event, please email media@sjindustries.com.
For more information about Elizabethtown Gas, visit elizabethtowngas.com. For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries, please visit sjindustries.com.

About Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to over 300,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. For seven years in a row, Elizabethtown Gas has ranked highest in customer satisfaction for residential gas service among east midsize utilities by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit elizabethtowngas.com.

About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries:  SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE).  SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities.  Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

 
 

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