Agreement between Farmworkers Institute of Education & Leadership Development (FIELD) and Cadiz will bolster FIELD’s workforce development programs and train students in sustainable water management amid worsening climate change while advancing FIELD’s mission of fostering prosperity in California’s underserved communities.
TEHACHAPI, Calif. and CADIZ, Calif., Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Farmworkers Institute of Education & Leadership Development (FIELD) and Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) today announced an agreement to create a state-of-the-art technology innovation and learning center to provide education, work-based training and business opportunities in poor, minority communities.
FIELD’s Innovation Campus will be located at Cadiz Ranch, the Company’s 45,000-acre property in the Mojave Desert, and will provide hands-on, intensive instruction and work-based training in water conservation, groundwater management and sustainable agriculture – critical need areas as California adapts to the impacts of climate change on water supplies and food production.
The new initiative is part of FIELD’s Workforce Development division and operates under the Career Technical Education (CTE) program, which is part of FIELD’s EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. FIELD is a non-profit founded in 1978 by renowned farmworker leader Cesar Chavez whose vision was to uplift the economic prospects of underserved populations in poor and minority communities. FIELD’s CTE program prepares students for the changing workforce by developing academic knowledge and technical skills in a variety of career pathways, including Early Childhood Education, Solar Photovoltaics, Firefighting, Agriculture, Construction, Recycling …