TLC was excited to host the Electrical Training Institute (ETI) on October 8, who visited our La Mesa Resource Center to provide an educational outreach event. As part of this event, ETI provided information about their industry and training program, and together with participants, built a solar panel.
Students from our Energy and Environmental Design (EDD) class participated in this event. The EDD class is run by Travis Nixon, TLC Educational Partner and fourth-generation electrical engineer, and includes 20 students at the La Mesa Resource Center.
This class is designed to give students exposure to real-life experience and tangible skills that can prepare them for future careers, either in green jobs or other STEM-related fields. Green-tech is the fastest growing job field in California, and nationwide.
As part of the EDD class, students have already completed an energy saving survey at home and on campus and made recommendations about energy-saving strategies that can be implemented. Their end of semester project will be to create and model their own energy efficient design.
In addition to visiting TLC, the Electrical Training Institute has invited our students to participate in their “Apprentice For The Day” event as part of National Apprenticeship Week. This event will teach students about ETI’s apprenticeship program, and give them the opportunity to meet current and former apprentices, tour the ETI facilities, and participate in hands-on labs. There is still space for additional high-school students to participate. If you are interested, click here to learn more and complete an RSVP form.
Details for the “Apprentice For The Day” Event are as follows:
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: 4675 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123