PG&E Awards $20,000 Grant to San Joaquin County Office of Education
STOCKTON — PG&E has awarded $20,000 to the San Joaquin County Office of Education through its Economic Vitality Grants Program.
The grant will fund a career development pilot program run by the San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps. The pilot will help Corps members develop soft skills, build resumes and interview skills, and customer service skills, as well as provide job search resources.
“We are grateful to PG&E for giving us the opportunity and resources to provide the additional support our Corps members need as they enter the workforce,” said James Mousalimas, San Joaquin County superintendent of schools. “The program is a much needed asset that will help Corps members be career-ready and successful in 21st century jobs.”
The Conservation Corps helps youth, ages 18 to 25, with academic instruction, employment opportunities and life skills. On average, the group serves 51 participants, known as Corps members, on an annual basis. Its goal is to provide valuable career and vocational training to help members transform their lives.
“We are pleased to support the San Joaquin County Office of Education and Regional Conservation Corps in this pilot program,” said Nick Glero, PG&E director of the Stockton division. “The participating Corps members will gain valuable experience that will help them chart a path to future career success. Programs like this benefit individuals, and communities by increasing employment opportunity.”
PG&E’s Economic Vitality Grants Program awarded a total of $200,000 to 10 community organizations in its service area. It is part of the company’s Better Together Giving programs focused on economic development and community vitality, directly supporting workforce development, job creation and training programs.