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SRP to Help West-MEC Launch New Electric Vehicle Program

Will Donate a Ford Focus EV to Provide Hands-On Experience for Students Seeking a Career in the Growing EV Industry

The Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) is launching a new electric vehicle (EV) program beginning with the donation this month of a 2015 Ford Focus EV from Salt River Project (SRP). The EV was formerly a part of SRP’s extensive EV fleet and will now allow West-MEC students a real-world opportunity to prepare for a modern-day automotive technician career in the fast-growing EV industry.

West-MEC, a public school district that provides innovative Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, has been working with a number of manufacturers and industry leaders to develop a two-year program. The SRP EV will provide a valuable tool for students to have exposure to the inner workings of an EV where they can apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service and maintain a fully electric vehicle.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  at the West-MEC campus located at 1617 W. Williams Drive, Phoenix 85027 

SRP will turn over the keys and the 2015 Ford Focus EV to officials from West-MEC. West-MEC automotive technology instructor Randy Golding and SRP’s senior director of Supply Chain Transportation & Flight Services Kate Kochenderfer, will be on hand for interviews. For more information, or to set up an interview, Julie Frisoni, Frisoni PR, 623-640-8254 or julie@frisonipr.com.


About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest electricity provider in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving approximately 1.1 million customers. SRP provides water to about half of the Valley’s residents, delivering more than 244 billion gallons of water (750,000 acre-feet) each year, and manages a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.