Fontana, California (April 12, 2017): In September 2016, Chaffey College – InTech Center was awarded $75,000 from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to sponsor manufacturing/workforce development training programs for students in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. The programs will focus on craft fundamentals in the industrial electrical or mechanical industries, and students who complete all requirements will receive job assistance, 10 certified job leads, an OSHA 10 certification and NCCER Core certification. The training programs are offered in summer and fall, and will be available at three locations.
“With a widening skills gap occurring between companies in the Inland Empire and qualified workers, exposing students to the opportunities available to them is vital to the economy,” said Jennifer Poe, Lead Data and Project Manager at the InTech Center. “By providing the tools to begin a career in a well-paid, high-demand industry, this grant helps young individuals find a pathway to their future.”
JPMorgan Chase & Co. grant funds will serve 90-120 students between 15-24 years old over a period of one year. Upon completion of their training, students will be prepared to find an entry-level position in a related industry or can advance to a higher level of training. “Chaffey College’s InTech Center is a tremendous asset to our region, providing vital access to skilled instruction and job placement to meet industry demands,” said Mathew Holton, Superintendent of Chaffey Joint Union High School District. For more information, contact Jennifer Poe at (909) 652-8477 or Jennifer.Poe@chaffey.edu or Dr. Virginia Kelsen at (909) 988-8511 x2821 or Virginia.Kelsen@cjuhsd.net. Students can register for a training program at https://goo.gl/1CUYsD.
About Chaffey College
Established in 1883, Chaffey College was one of the first colleges in California and offers associate degrees, as well as vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Courses are offered at campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, and Fontana, as well as online through the Distance Education program. For general information about the college, please visit www.chaffey.edu.
About the InTech Center
The Industrial Technical Learning Center (InTech Center) is a 33,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and equipment. Located on the California Steel Industries campus in Fontana, the InTech Center is designed to provide hands-on training to individuals that employers are looking for in the rapidly growing manufacturing industry. For more information, please visit www.intechcenter.org.
About Chaffey Joint Union High School District
The Chaffey Joint Union High School District serves the communities of Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and portions of Fontana, Upland, Chino and Mt. Baldy. Established in 1911, the District offers a wide variety of instructional options that provide a quality education for each student, every day. Learn more about the District at www.cjuhsd-ca.schoolloop.com.