Registered Apprenticeships

Registered Apprenticeship is a national system of industry-driven, on-the-job training combined with related classroom instruction and prepares trainees for today’s workplace. Registered Apprenticeship is a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining quality talent.

Current InTech apprenticeship programs are registered and approved by the state of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and are applicable to manufacturing and distribution companies. Programs offered include Industrial Maintenance Electrician, Industrial Mechanic, and Mechatronics Technician

Programs at Chaffey College InTech Center


Industrial Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship

Industrial Mechanic Apprenticeship
2–4 YEAR PROGRAMS

Program competencies include:

  • Industrial Safety, Preventative Maintenance, Troubleshooting/Repair/Installation of electrical and mechanical equipment; Identify, care, and use of tools of the trade; Programming of equipment/systems; demonstrated use of drawings & schematics
  • Trainings offered at Chaffey College InTech Center are not for credit
  • Upon completion receive Journey-level certification through the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship

Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship
2–4 YEAR PROGRAMS

Our newest registered apprenticeship program trains employees working in manufacturing and logistics to become Mechatronics Technicians, giving them the skills to effectively troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and motion controls systems.

Program competencies include:

  • Safety processes, communication, technical documentation, computer knowledge, automated material transport, troubleshooting & return to service, industrial computer systems, and robotic systems
  • Trainings offered at Chaffey College InTech Center are not for credit
  • Upon completion receive Journey-level certification through the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship

Achieving Journey-level Status

The Chaffey College InTech Center provides hands-on, accelerated education to enhance an apprentice’s on-the-job training. Through this experience, an apprentice will be able to achieve journey-level status in two–four years, becoming an expert in their trade.

For employers who are struggling to find skilled workers, competency-based apprenticeships provide a pipeline of well-trained, qualified candidates. Registered apprenticeships combine curriculum and on-the-job training that prepare trainees for today’s workplace.

Current InTech apprenticeship trainings are in collaboration with the Inland/Desert Employers Apprenticeship Committee and are registered through the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. They are applicable to manufacturing and distribution companies. Programs offered include Industrial Maintenance Electrician, Industrial Mechanic and Mechatronics Technician.

“By engaging in this program, employers can see a reduction in turnover rates, increase in productivity and attain a stable and reliable pipeline of qualified workers.”

Steve Tyrrell, Maintenance Manager of Mitsubishi Cement Corporation and Chairman of the Inland/Desert Non-Union Unilateral Multi-Employer Apprenticeship Committee.

Employers, contact our apprenticeships department to get started!


IDEA

Why Registered Apprenticeship?
  • No cost programs
  • Earn as you learn
  • Wage increases with skill progression
  • Mentorship throughout the apprenticeship
  • Earn state and federally recognized certificates
How are apprenticeship candidates deemed qualified?

Apprenticeship programs enable job creators to develop and train their future workforce while offering career seekers affordable paths to secure high-paying jobs. Individuals must be employed by an Apprenticeship Employer to participate as an apprentice in an Apprenticeship program. Apprentices can be new hires, or businesses can select current employees who need skill upgrades to join the apprenticeship program.

Additionally, InTech offers a pre-apprenticeship pathway where apprentice candidates will get exposure to basic electrical and mechanical components related to either apprentice occupation, as well as math review, soft skills training and tools of the trade. Upon completion, they will need to pass a written skills test and hands-on assessment. Employers who are interested in hiring a pre-apprenticeship graduate then have the opportunity to interview and select their top-ranked candidates.

Employee apprentices at California Steel Industries receive their journey-level certificate as Industrial Mechanics and Industrial Maintenance Electricians.

CONTACT

Natalie Weaver
Manager, Apprenticeship and Grants and Acting Deputy Director, Economic Development
natalie.weaver@chaffey.edu
ph: 909-652-8491

Jon Fox
Employee Training Liaison
jon.fox@chaffey.edu
ph: 909-652-8492

Yvonne Reid
InTech Center Partnerships
Intechpartnerships@chaffey.edu
ph: 909-652-8492

Hire a Pre-Apprentice into an Apprenticeship program

What is Pre-Apprenticeship?

  • Pre-apprenticeship programs provide pre-screened, ready-to-work candidates who have been trained in the specific skills employers need.
  • Pre-apprenticeship addresses employer challenges of developing a talent pipeline to fill middle-skilled jobs and they save employers valuable time and money on recruiting and training.

The InTech Employer Engagement Team helps employers job match with students who complete our accelerated training programs in the following areas:

  • Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Welding

We work closely with students to develop their soft skills, elevator pitches, resumes and interviewing skills. If you are interested in learning more about hiring our graduates, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Pledge

The Inland Desert Employer Apprenticeship Committee (IDEA) will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.

How to file a complaint