SJI Utilities to Host Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp for Local High School Students

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FOLSOM, NJ, July 6, 2022 – SJI (SJI:NYSE) has long prioritized making early career opportunities accessible to students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. With that, SJI is proud to announce that its utilities, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, will partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to host introductory Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamps for high school students at their Atlantic City and Union-based headquarters this fall.

Founded in 2019, the Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp is a free, nationwide initiative offered to high school students interested in artificial intelligence and technology. Over the course of 4-half day sessions, students will learn what AI is and is not, where they already interact with AI in their own lives and the ethical implications of AI systems, including social media recommendations, smart home assistants, facial recognition and self-driving cars, to name a few.

“At SJI, we are committed to providing local students with meaningful experiences that inspire them to reimagine what is possible as they craft their future career paths,” said Leonard Brinson Jr., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SJI. “We are proud to partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation to expand the AI Bootcamp to both of our service territories this year, creating a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

The South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas AI Bootcamps will be held over four consecutive Saturdays starting on October 22, 2022, and ending on November 12, 2022. The student and parent application is now open at until September 1, 2022. Students do not need any prior experience with computer science, programming or robotics to apply and attend.

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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 for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.



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