The LADWP Board of Water and Power Commissioners has approved an agreement with Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering to help achieve diversity in the engineering workforce.
AMIE, a nonprofit that develops industry, government and university partnerships, will coordinate technical and scientific research on behalf of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power with 15 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-accredited historically Black colleges and schools of engineering.
The agreement will allow LADWP to partner with AMIE and colleges on research projects to meet required city and state mandates, as well as to strengthen the department’s relationships with historically Black colleges and universities. The agreement is for five years, for an amount not to exceed $5 million.
In addition to collaboration on research projects, the department will work closely with the schools’ research faculty and curriculum developers to enhance training on the diverse set of fields required to manage Los Angeles’ water and power systems. For information, visit ladwp.com.
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