Comments on California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Partnership Academy Guidelines

Carol Zabinand Jessie HF Hammerling

We applaud the CEC and DOE on their joint effort to develop the CEPAs to help at-risk students stay in school and access pipelines into high-wage, skilled careers in the clean and renewable energy sectors. We particularly appreciate its emphasis on combining academic and career tech education that prepares high school students for either college or further vocational training.

A lot of great thinking and input has clearly gone into crafting the Draft Guidelines so far. We appreciate the chance to voice some additional thoughts on the Guidelines and underscore some issues that we would like to see highlighted in the guidelines.

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