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Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing technological, economic, and policy solutions to develop underutilized local water systems.
Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive and alternative-fuel vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Paving the way for complete, living streets that create vibrant, productive and sustainable communities.
Strengthening local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.

Transportation Electrification Curriculum Development

As PEVs markets srive to mature with supply chains supporting a larger flow of more advanced PEVs, there remain relatively few educational and vocational programs dedicated to transportation-electrification to address the increasing need for more specialized training.

The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation has teamed up with Edison International, and Southern California Edison to develop a roadmap for the creation of a wide array of fit-for-purpose and supportive curricula. The project aims to help set the direction, acknowledging the different opportunities for four related but distinct educational contexts:

  1. Vocational/technical training
  2. Community-College Transferrable credit and undergraduate general education
  3. Advanced undergraduate or general master's education
  4. Focused graduate education and transportation0electrification-related research programs.

Through the engagement of educational, industry, and other collaborators, the project hopes to develop a multi-phase, multi-stakeholder process of transportation electrification curriculum development for southern California region.

Background information - Publication download (pdf)

Workshop - Presentation download (pdf)