BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield students were shadowing PG&E employees on the job today as a part of a new educational program.
On May 1, students enrolled in the New Energy Academy at Independence High School received hands-on training from various employees at the PG&E Service Center.
Some of the training includes pole climbing, equipment demonstration, and the electric safety demonstration board.
Four other schools in the cities of Berkeley, Sacramento, Fresno, and Stockton are also a part of the program.
The selected schools for this initial pilot program were required to submit formal applications to both PG&E and the CDE.
Independence High was selected because it reflects California's growing diversity, with half of the student population coming from Hispanic origin, according to the PG&E's website.
For more information on the New Energy Academy, click here: http://www.pge.com/about/community/education/newenergyacademy/ .