High school students learn about industrial maintenance at InTech Center on Mfg Day 2018.

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Fontana, California (October 9, 2018): On October 5, 2018, Chaffey College Industrial Technical Learning Center (InTech) partnered with San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools and California Steel Industries, Inc. to host National Manufacturing Day for over 970 junior high and high school students from 27 schools in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

At the event, students were informed about the multiple career opportunities and pathways in manufacturing, as well as engaged in several hands-on activities related to the industry. Also in attendance were Congresswoman Norma Torres, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, State Senator Connie Leyva, Fontana Mayor Aquanetta Warren and Deputy Executive Officer Reg Javier who all spoke to students about the job growth potential in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Several manufacturers and industry partners in the Inland Empire attended the event and highlighted information about their companies and services to students. InTech recognizes and thanks the following employers and educational partners who donated, attended and engaged with youth about career opportunities in manufacturing:

  • Amcor Rigid Plastics
  • Brithinee Electric
  • Burlington Stores
  • Cal Micro Recycling
  • California Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • California Steel Industries, Inc.
  • County of San Bernardino (AJCC & WDD)
  • Doing What Matters
  • Fontana Business Chamber
  • Gerdau
  • Hussman Corporation
  • Klein Educational Systems
  • Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE)
  • Norco College
  • Okuma Fishing Tackle Co.
  • Pacific Precision, Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc./Frito-Lay
  • Phoenix Motorcars
  • Refresco
  • Ring Container Technologies
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Solamatic
  • Sorenson Engineering, Inc.
  • Southwest Regional Carpenters Union
  • Spray-Tech/Junair
  • State of California Employment Development Department
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Vital Link
  • Walmart

“Chaffey College’s commitment to listen, engage and work with industry has strengthened employers’ current workforce, as well as expanded their outreach to youth,” said Sandra Sisco, Director of Chaffey College Economic Development and InTech Center. “By partnering with local manufacturers, we are able to expose young students to a multitude of good-paying, family-sustaining careers right in their own backyard.”

InTech is designed by industry for industry and provides technical and soft skills training to unemployed, underemployed and dislocated individuals to increase their knowledge and get them into manufacturing careers. InTech also partners with industry to upskill incumbent workers and improve economic productivity in the region. Since February 2016, InTech has served 1700 individuals and 160 employers. For more information, please go to (909) 652-8488.

 

High school students learn about 3D printers
High school students learn about 3D printers

 

High school student tries out the welding simulator at InTech Center's Mfg Day 2018.
High school student tries out the welding simulator at InTech Center’s Mfg Day 2018.

 

Students look at different components for industrial maintenance careers.
Students look at different components for industrial maintenance careers.
Congresswoman Norma Torres addresses high school students about careers in Manufacturing.
Congresswoman Norma Torres addresses high school students about careers in Manufacturing.

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