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COMPTON CENTER GRADUATES PREPARE FOR JOBS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

 COMPTON, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight students in the first environmental technician training program at the Regional Job Training Center in Compton are taking their final exams today ... in hazardous materials "space suits." The students are suiting up and testing for a simulated toxic chemical incident.
 The students -- seven males and one female -- are the first graduating class since the center was dedicated in February. The recently remodeled building was donated by Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) after the Los Angeles civil unrest. The donation was part of Edison's Community Renewal commitment to provide long-term solutions through training and employment opportunities.
 "Community leaders told us that education and employment were crucial to the recovery process, and today's graduates prove that decision was correct," said Edison Area Manager Bill Thomas. "The success of the center shows how regional partnerships can work at bringing about community renewal."
 The three-week course was developed as a partnership between Edison and the national environmental consulting firm Geraghty & Miller Inc. The students learned how to handle toxic chemical incidents, decontamination and drilling procedures, soil and ground water sampling, and OSHA-approved health and safety training issues.
 In addition, Geraghty & Miller instructors are helping the students with resume development and job placement skills.
 "This course will make these students very desirable in today's job market," said Mike San Miguel, Edison environmental engineer. "They will be in demand in numerous fields, including environmental remediation, drilling and waste handling, refineries, energy and utility companies."
 "The Environmental Technician Training Program is an excellent example of the courses the Regional Job Training Center will solicit and conduct," said Center Director Dr. Lloyd McCullough. "Not only does it teach a high-demand skill, but it also shows students how to sell themselves to potential employers."
 The center provides courses free of charge to adults and youth from the impacted areas. Other courses currently in process or planned include computer literacy, automotive technology, construction technology, meter reading training and grocery retail training.
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 /CONTACT: Pat Fedorko of Southern California Edison, 818-302-2255/


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