To meet the needs of employers in the Inland Empire who are struggling to find skilled industrial workers, the InTech Center’s competency-based apprenticeships provides a pathway to develop well-trained, qualified technicians. All of our industrial apprenticeship programs combine curriculum and on-the-job training that prepare trainees for today’s workplace.
Our newest 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.
Learning Objectives for the Program
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, graduates will be able to:
- Identify control system component types
- Measure I/O signals at a digital I/O interface module
- Design a PLC program that provide manual/
- Describe a sequence of operation
An Accelerated Pathway to Journey-level Status
By participating in this accelerated training model, apprentices can achieve journey-level status in four years or less, with a typically completion time being two and a half years. Apprentices are required to attend a minimum of 144 classroom hours per year and master competencies on the job in their selected occupation.
DAS Approved Apprenticeships
The Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship Program, along with our Industrial Maintenance Electrician and Industrial Mechanic programs are approved by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and by the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. Since 2018, over 30 employers in the region have signed on to participate in our programs, with 90 apprentices registered.