Pacific Gas & Electric Company Donates to CCF
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) recently presented Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) with a generous $5000 donation to benefit The Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund.
The Career and Technical Training Scholarship Fund, founded in 2010, helps to support alternative forms of higher education, including two-year junior college and trade school certificates. In a September 1st article from Parade magazine, it was stated that the vast manufacturing assembly operations of the past have given way to high-tech, precision manufacturing where sophisticated components like aircraft parts, medical devices and lab testing equipment are the rule not the exception. The challenge in America is to produce more workers who have these skills.
“PG&E is proud to support the Calaveras Community Foundation’s Career and Technical Training Scholarship Fund,” said Dylan George, Government Relations Representative for PG&E. “Participating in this Fund enables PG&E to accomplish two of our most important goals – investing in the communities we serve by helping young people attain technical skills needed for a career in the work world and developing a strong work force that will be prepared to do the work needed to maintain and improve PG&E’s electric and gas systems.”
Near the end of last school year, C&TT scholarships of $1200 each were presented to eight local high-school applicants – these funds originating from CCF’s business and corporate donors like PG&E. Students from both Calaveras High School and Bret Harte High School were recognized as well as a young man being home-schooled. Anticipated fields of study include court reporting, heavy equipment, mechanics, electrical lineman, diagnostic imaging, agricultural and more.