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SWITCH Electric Vehicle Program Grant Applications Now Available

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Clean Energy Education through STEM Learning

A partnership to meet the program and educational goals for
Sonoma Clean Power and other industry leaders interested in a clean energy future.

 

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation, Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), and Switch Electric Vehicles, together with their Presenting Sponsor Sonoma Clean Power, propose to engage educational institutions in implementing an Electric Vehicle (EV) design and manufacturing program to develop awareness, knowledge and skills among our youth around clean energy.

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The Switch Electric Vehicle program is implemented through a competitive grants process administered by the CTE Foundation. School sites are invited to apply for up to 4 available Switch Lab kits and training which can be implemented in a variety of classroom programs (Auto Shop, Science, Maker Lab, Engineering/Design, Summer Camp, etc.). The Switch Lab Kit provides materials and curriculum for students to build an electric vehicle and gain knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Further, the program can be implemented in a course as one unit over six weeks, or expanded to encompass an entire semester of 18 weeks. A mandatory 5-day training is required of all instructors participating in the program.

The CTE Foundation invites Sonoma County public schools (middle school through post secondary) to attend an informational workshop on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Sonoma County Office of Education. RSVP to Kathy Goodacre required.

More information and the Request for Application is available on the Programs and Grants page of our website. Application deadline is September 18th.

Please contact Kathy Goodacre, Executive Director, CTE Foundation for more information at (707)537-1679 or kgoodacre@ctesonomacounty.org.

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