Cuesta College students will benefit from a $20,000 grant recently awarded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The “Supporting Student Success” grant will provide much needed assistance for students, employees and the local community by distributing the funds into three essential areas. Emergency Medical Services Program, Cuesta’s Assistance for Student Emergencies Fund, and Tutorial Services.
“We are proud to give back to the communities in which we live in and serve,” said Pat Mullen, PG&E’s local division director. “Our partnership with Cuesta College has been a successful one and we are pleased to continue supporting these types of valuable student programs.”
The EMS Program, which serves approximately 230 students per year, received $10,000. The program relies on Professional Experts to deliver course content and to enhance the skills training portion of the program.
The PG&E funding will provide approximately 528 Professional Experts hours for the Paramedic Program and 285 Professional Experts hours for the Emergency Medical Technician Program.
$5,000 was gifted to the CASE Fund, which provides temporary financial assistance to students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to hardship related to an emergency situation. The funding will provide from 10 to 20 emergency grants.
The college’s tutorial services also received $5,000.
Cuesta College’s tutorial service center helps students succeed in their coursework by providing access to information and additional education. The funds will provide approximately 500 hours of tutoring to help students achieve a greater opportunity for success.
PG&E presented the check at the Cuesta College Board of Trustees meeting held on November 5, 2014.