WHY WE ARE HERE
VOLT's mission is simple: To empower the energy and power professionals of tomorrow by offering them opportunities to broaden their horizons and enhance their skill sets today. Sounds like your typical mission statement.
Until you hear the backstory.
In the fall of 2018, several of our founding members completed co-op rotations with organizations in the energy and power industry. In talking with industry professionals, these students discovered that:
It is very rare to find an opportunity where every party walks away not only happy, but in better shape than they were before the interaction. But that is exactly what our founding members saw after meeting with these industry leaders. They also knew that as students at UNCC, they had a distinct advantage that many other universities did not have:
Given the advantages listed above, our founders began searching for a multi-disciplinary student organization that focused on both enhancing its members skill sets and providing access to industry networks. Industry contacts had told them that if such an organization existed on campus, they would get behind it 100%.
While they found there were many organizations on campus that focused on a specific discipline or industry, there weren't any that were multi-disciplinary that focused on the energy and power industry. That left them with one option: Start their own.
Which is EXACTLY what they did.