The $1 million scholarship program is funded by Edison shareholders, as well as support from IBEW Local 47, and awards up to $25,000 per recipient
Los Angeles, CA - March, 21, 2022 -- To develop a workforce that reflects our community, one of the most diverse populations in the country, Edison International and Southern California Edison are working with IBEW Local 47 and Brotherhood Crusade to cultivate and strengthen a diverse workforce through the Lineworker Scholarship Program.
The scholarship was launched in 2021 by Edison International and Southern California Edison, in partnership with IBEW Local 47 and Brotherhood Crusade, to provide opportunities for a diverse range of people to become SCE lineworkers.
The primary focus of the four-year pilot program is to attract Black participants. The $1 million scholarship program is funded by shareholders, as well as support from IBEW Local 47, and awards up to $25,000 per recipient. The program provides tuition, tools and support services needed to complete required training at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Graduates will be eligible for an entry-level groundman position at SCE once they complete the Powerline Mechanic Certificate program, obtain a Class A driver’s license and complete any SCE pre-employment requirements.
Application period: Now – May 6, 2022
· Self-identify as Black or African American
· Enroll at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for fall 2022
· Enroll in the Powerline Mechanic Certificate Program
· Have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent
· Be eligible to work in the United States
· Possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible to obtain a Class A license (must be 18 years of age)
Scholarship winners will attend LA Trade Tech to receive a Powerline Mechanic Certificate and a driver’s education school to receive a Class A driver’s license.
Brotherhood Crusade's partnership will provide support services as needed, such as housing, transportation and childcare.
Graduates will be eligible for an entry-level groundman position at SCE once they complete the Powerline Mechanic Certificate program, Class A driver’s license program and complete any SCE pre-employment requirements.
All jobs will be located within SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service area and may require the graduate to relocate.
Military veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to California residents. Learn more and apply at https://on.sce.com/lineworkerscholarship