Student Education | Sonoma Clean Power

Student Education

Sparking student leadership through energy lessons and resources.

10,000 Degrees Scholarships

Sonoma Clean Power is proud to partner with 10,000 Degrees to offer scholarships for qualified students pursuing a 4-year college degree in Energy Management and Design, or another related environmental field included within the Geography, Environment, & Planning Department at Sonoma State University.

Sonoma Water Partnership

Throughout the school year, SCP partners with Sonoma Water to teach elementary students about electricity, power sources, and climate change. By the end of the 20/21 school year, the program remotely visited 101 classrooms, and engaged 2,163 students and their teachers with content that focused on how students can make a difference.

Learn more about the Water and Energy program.

The Switch Lab

Since 2013, Sonoma Clean Power, Career Technical Education Foundation, Sonoma County Office of Education, and Switch Electric Vehicles engage schools to work together to implement an Electric Vehicle design and manufacturing program in classes to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills among our youth around clean energy.

Switch Electric Vehicles developed a comprehensive program that teaches students (middle school, high school, and college) the fundamentals of electric vehicle design, assembly, manufacturing, and maintenance. SCP funded several kits at select local schools that allow students to assemble a street-legal electric vehicle.

Learn more about Switch Electric Vehicles!

NextGen Trades Academy Partnership

Sonoma Clean Power has partnered with the LIME Foundation’s NextGen Trades Academy to increase green building knowledge. The NextGen Trades Academy is a program providing diverse vocational construction training and work/life skills to youth. The program trains and helps students find gainful employment in the trades fields and provides a workforce for local contractors. Students explore approximately 24 construction trades such as architecture, plumbing, roofing, electrical, green building, and solar technology.

Learn more about NextGen Trades Academy.