Southern California Edison provided Orange County’s Golden West College with $100,000 for green job scholarships Wednesday — to be handed out in $1,000 increments to students pursuing “green” jobs.
The grant, part of Edison’s Green Job Education Initiative, will allow students at the Huntington Beach college to tackle renewable energy, environmental studies, eco-tourism and solar power, among other subjects.
“This grant could not come at a more opportune time,” Coast Community College board president Jerry Patterson said in a prepared statement. “Our students want cutting-edge, green jobs training, but they may be struggling to pay their bills.”
Golden West was one of ten California community colleges chosen by Edison for the green-job grants, which total $1 million.