San Diego Community College District / Clean Energy & Transportation Initiative


The San Diego Community College District and the Clean Energy & Transportation Initiative, formerly the Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy, are administering a $3 million Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) grant from the California Energy Commission to support the efforts of 15 community college districts across seven regions of California to enhance clean transportation training efforts.

The funding helps support new training equipment, including vehicles and testing equipment, as well as the development of new programs and curricula. This effort will increase the number of individuals certified to build, repair and maintain alternative fuel vehicles for California’s growing clean vehicle market.

Many of the training programs supported by the grant serve disadvantaged and low-income communities, and offer dual enrollment opportunities to high school juniors and seniors, giving them a head start on a pathway to a job with a livable wage. Many programs also offer alternative fuels technology education to those already in the automotive industry.

ARVTP Award Amount
$3 million total

Funding Category
Workforce Training and Development

Location
15 projects throughout the state


Top Photo: Student working on alternative fuel vehicles, training to be a part of the clean transportation workforce. Bottom Photo: Students working on alternative fuel vehicles, training to be a part of the clean transportation workforce.
Photos courtesy of the Clean Energy & Transportation Initiative.

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