U.S. Congressional Representative Norma Torres and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Accompany Secretary Cardona on Tour of Fontana Training Facility
On March 29, graduates of the Chaffey College InTech Center shared their success stories during a tour and roundtable discussion at the Fontana, CA training facility with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Rep. Norma Torres and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
During the roundtable discussion, Secretary Cardona said, “Yours are the stories of the American people that we want to lift up.” He added, “Vice President (Kamala) Harris called this (InTech) a model for this country, and I can see why,” Cardona said. “This is economic development and community development at its best.”
Superintendent Thurmond said, “The visit to the InTech Center placed a national spotlight on a great treasure we have here in Southern California. The center has a tremendous impact on our local workforce by providing our residents with a life changing career technical education.”
Sandra Sisco, Director, Economic Development & Intech Center said, “We were thrilled to host Secretary Cardona, Representative Torres and Superintendent Thurmond at InTech, which is the first public-private partnership in the California Community College System. We appreciate their recognition of our efforts to develop the training programs that accelerate the careers and prosperity of our students and employed workers. Our success is based on working closely with our industry partners to help create a consistent pipeline of well-trained candidates who meet employers’ skill standards. Right now, it is more critical than ever that we respond to the needs of employers.”