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.