Adventures in Energy and Enterprise

ACE students enjoyed a day off campus learning about local business and electricity. The students in Youth Policy Council attended the San Fernando Valley United Chambers of Commerce Thirteenth Annual Mayor’s Luncheon where they met Mayor Eric Garcetti and learned about the mayor’s administration as it relates to the San Fernando Valley business community. Special thanks to Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce President Mark Neurdorff for supplying the tickets for the students to attend!

The rest of the student body traveled to the City of Commerce for a tour of the Electrical Training Institute by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 11. At the institute, they learned how the institute harvests and runs on clean energy as well as how to get involved in the union’s apprenticeship programs. Excited by what they learned, many students expressed interest in applying for the program and eventually joining the union themselves. Special thanks to the Sierra Club for organizing the trip and providing the transportation!