The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal water and power utility in the U.S, was established more than 100 years ago to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 4 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles. LADWP provides its 681,000 water customers and 1.5 million electric customers with quality service at competitive prices.
It is important to LADWP and city government that students gain the necessary skills and abilities to become productive members of the city’s workforce essential to the economic success of the city and our Southern California region. LADWP encourages students of all backgrounds living in all areas of the city and Southern California to pursue studies and careers in the STEM fields, not only in engineering, IT, and lab sciences, but also to consider skilled craft trades that provide interesting and challenging career opportunities as well.
As a utility owned by the city of Los Angeles and therefore its residents and businesses, LADWP has a special responsibility to work with our local schools, teachers and students. Success of the next generation is important to LADWP because students and their families as our customers need to understand and appreciate important topics related to their utility such as water conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and electric safety. By better understanding these and other topics, students can help their families make informed choices now and in the future.
Not only has LADWP provided annual funding for several education partnership programs, but employees devote countless volunteer hours annually to assist students, teachers and schools.
For further information on LADWP Education Outreach Programs go to www.ladwp.com/education.