Eco-Alpha partners with the California Mobility Center, SMUD and Sacramento State to host CMC Fellow Internship opportunities in the clean energy sector


SACRAMENTO, CA | January 19, 2020 – Eco-Alpha partnered with the California Mobility Center Fellow Program, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Sacramento State Career Center to host Sacramento College students and recent alumni residing in the City of Sacramento whose employment or studies were disrupted by COVID-19.

Samar Shinwar (California State East Bay) and Obehi Ehigie (Lois Rios Community College) completed a 4-week internship with Eco-Alpha to position them for career pathways in clean energy mobility and facilities energy management.

“As a leader in sustainable facilities management energy initiatives, we’re excited to support the collaboration with CMC, SMUD, and Sacramento State that will further the widespread growth of the clean energy sector,” said Eco-Alpha CEO, Melanie Okoro, PhD. Providing greater access to pathways to clean energy career opportunities furthers our commitment to broadening STEM participation and empowering communities.

“Eco-Alpha is proud to support the City of Sacramento Workforce Development initiatives, internships, hands-on projects, mentor-mentee experience, and 21st Century Career Skills in the facilities operations and maintenance and energy management industry, and we’re looking forward to the continued partnership and increasing those efforts,” said Uzoma Okoro (Eco-Alpha Co-Owner and President of Engineering).

California Mobility Center and Sacramento State Career Center administered the program on behalf of, and in collaboration with SMUD. SMUD is a founding member of the California Mobility Center in Sacramento that serves as an innovation hub of policy, funding and commercialization of clean transportation technologies including autonomous transportation; electric vehicles; battery storage; shared mobility solutions; public transit and more. Funding for participants from City of Sacramento Workforce Development CARES Act.

About Eco-Alpha

Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc. offers environmental professional services and engineering professional development and consulting throughout the state of California. Eco-Alpha is a minority and women-owned family company and is proud to be comprised of a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and consultants. Eco-Alpha is a DGS Certified Small Business (Micro): 2007925 and a California Public Utilities Clearinghouse (CPUC) Certified Women-Minority Small Business: 20365957.

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