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Edison International Invests Another $1 Million in its Green Jobs Education Initiative to Support California Community Colleges

Edison International has invested another $1 million in its innovative Green Jobs Education Initiative for green education and job training at California community colleges. The company has provided a total of $2 million for the program within the last 12 months.

“This initiative provides a vehicle for us to create a vibrant 21st century workforce as we engage our communities and work together to address strategic needs. The grants enhance education programs, support environmental efforts and skilled-employee training,” said Theodore F. Craver Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Edison International. “The Green Jobs Education Initiative also has the additional advantage of giving an economic boost to community colleges across the state coping with pressing financial needs.”

The company established the program last December, and with these additional grants 10 selected colleges each received a total of $200,000 in grants. These colleges are:

  • Cerritos College, Norwalk
  • 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

The Green Jobs Education Initiative funds scholarships for students demonstrating a financial need and who are enrolled in green jobs workforce preparation classes. The training programs include the study of renewable energy, solar panel installation, water and wastewater management, transportation and alternative fuels, biofuels production, environmental compliance and sustainability planning.

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