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COMPTON CENTER: EDISON'S $6 MILLION RESPONSE TO AREA JOBLESSNESS

 ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- When it is fully operational, Southern California Edison's $6 million Regional Job Training Center in Compton will be the largest corporate-sponsored center of its kind for residents of Los Angeles's riot-torn areas.
 The 38,000 square-foot center, which is on more than seven acres, will house 13 classrooms capable of training more than 1,000 out-of- work regional residents per year for a variety of occupations. The city of Compton's Department of Employment and Training Services recently relocated to the center, and the center and its property will be operated by a non-profit board beginning Feb. 23.
 The 28,000 square-foot main administrative building includes 11 classrooms, a library, conference rooms, staff offices and intake/assessment facilities.
 A second building includes three offices, two classrooms and a clerical area. Also attached are six large automotive bays equipped with pneumatic tools, a hoist, wash rack, a 20-horsepower compressor and other equipment.
 Approximately 50 students have already graduated from auto technician classes at the training center. Graduates are being placed in jobs and given $800 in tools donated by Sears, Roebuck & Co. Other job training programs scheduled for the center include office skills, hazardous waste handling, building renovation, literacy training and building maintenance. Classes will last from two weeks to 20 weeks.
 After the civil unrest last April, Edison officials toured the stricken areas to determine what might be needed to revitalize the area. Because Edison wanted its efforts to have a lasting impact, the company involved community leaders in deciding what to do to help with the rebuilding.
 After determining that a job-training center was needed, Edison held a clean-up day at its vacant Bullis Road service center last July. Volunteers from the community and Edison spent the day cleaning the facility. Since then, the buildings have been gutted and totally refurbished.
 Edison focused on hiring minority contractors from the area to maximize the impact of its community renewal efforts.
 More than $300,000 in paint and furnishings have been donated by regional businesses that wanted to contribute to the area's economic future. To ensure that the center remains a vital community resource, Edison has pledged an additional $400,000 a year in cash and services for five consecutive years for upkeep.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Van Herik of Southern California Edison, 818-302-2255/


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