Edison International recently awarded the San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Foundation $75,000 to support its Clean Energy Vehicle Technician Program and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) scholarships for SBVC students.
One of the degree offerings being promoted through the program is the Heavy/Medium Duty Clean Vehicle Technology Certificate, a 22-unit credential designed for students to build skills working on Zero Emissions, Electric, and CNG vehicles. Funding from donors like Edison International enables SBVC to develop career pathways and recruit students to prepare them for jobs in this in-demand logistics field.
As a component of the Clean Energy Technician Program grant, five student scholarships were awarded to students, who will be graduating with their certifications in June 2021.
“We are expanding every year and are grateful for Edison International’s continued support,” said SBVC faculty chair of the Diesel Department, Berchman “Kenny” Melancon. “Our goal is to ensure our students are educated with the most current technology, so when they enter the job market, they are an asset wherever they decide to go.”
Since 2010, Edison International has partnered with the SBVC Foundation to offer scholarships to SBVC students. Through this work, Edison has directly supported students interested in careers in green technology and environmental areas.