CSM has been awarded two grants through the California Community Colleges State Chancellor’s Office for $300,000 and $148,000 respectively, under the Economic and Workforce Development Program. These funds were part of a statewide pool targeting training for employment in the utility industry.
The CSM portion of the pool was designated for use in refurbishing one of the electronics labs in Building 19 in support of the Electrical Power Systems and Instrumentation (EPSI) program launched in January 2010.
Although the EPSI is still a relatively new program, it has received endorsements from PG&E, East Bay Municipal Utility District and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The college is currently working on creating “stackable credentials” that will include current certificate of achievement, associate degree and eventually a bachelor’s degree.