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$1 million for green jobs training in California
Edison International announces an additional $1 million in funding for the Green Jobs Education Initiative.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 01:51 PM
Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, has announced an additional $1 million in funding for the Green Jobs Education Initiative. The additional money brings the company’s funding for the program to $2 million in just the last 12 months. With the defeat of California Prop 23
, California’s green economy is in a great growth position. With the growing green economy comes the need for trained workers and this is where the Green Jobs Education Initiative comes into play.
The $2 million in total funding is being disbursed in $200,000 awards to 10 California colleges:
- Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest
- El Camino College, Torrance
- Golden West College, Huntington Beach
- Long Beach City College, Long Beach
- Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles
- Rio Hondo College, Whittier
- San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino
- Ventura College, Ventura
Tomorrow, 13 students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College will be the first to receive their scholarships. These students will use the scholarship funds to study a variety of green technologies including renewable energy, solar panel installation, water management, biofuels and sustainability planning.
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