Pro Safety and ABS partner with Bakersfield College to develop EV Charging and Workforce Development
About Bakersfield College
Established in 1913, Bakersfield College holds the distinction of being one of the oldest two-year community colleges in the United States. Spanning across 153 acres, the Panorama Campus is home to an array of modern amenities, including a state-of-the-art library and technology center, as well as a remarkable 19,000-seat stadium, widely recognized as the pinnacle of community college facilities nationwide. Although many of the buildings on the Panorama Campus have surpassed the 50-year mark, ongoing construction projects funded by the state and bonds aim to continuously enhance the facilities, providing students with optimal resources to achieve their academic aspirations.
The mission of Bakersfield College is to create opportunities for students from diverse economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds to obtain Associate and Baccalaureate degrees, as well as certificates and workplace skills, while preparing for transfer. In doing so, the college seeks to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the communities it serves.
Pro Safety partnered with ABS to identify a suitable local college or university for a joint project focused on EV Charging and Workforce Development. After careful consideration, ABS and Pro Safety chose Bakersfield College as their funding partner.
The EV Charging Workforce Development Center will serve as a training center, living laboratory, EV charging depot, and a versatile retail outlet catering to both students and the local community.
In addition to EV Charging and general construction efforts the team is exploring supplemental energy infrastructure including rooftop and carport solar and battery storage options.
Scope of Work
Utility Billing and Cost Analysis
Identified both Public and Private Funding
Performed Business Modeling for EV Charging & Retail Space
Offtake agreement consulting
Engineering & Architectural Designs & Renderings
Environmental and Geographical Studies
Utility engagement for new infrastructure
Estimated Project Costs: $29,000,000
Completion Date: Mid 2024