Regional Impact

Better Careers Design Group (BCDG) Inland Empire – Apprenticeship System Navigators

In 2021, the Chaffey College InTech Center was awarded $500,000 from the James Irvine Foundation to Chaffey College Foundation to serve as the backbone organization for the Better Careers Design Group Inland Empire Team. The pilot program placed Apprenticeship System Navigators in the region to strengthen Registered Apprenticeship opportunities and pathways for youth aged 16-24.

BCDG Partner Organizations

Learn more about the Apprenticeship System Navigator project

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Training (TAACCCT)

The Inland Empire Regional Training Consortium (IERTC) received $14.9M from the Department of Labor. It consisted of 10 community colleges, 2 universities and 2 workforce development boards to provide accelerated training to low-income individuals in the Inland/Desert region.

Program activity for TAACCCT concluded in March 2018. Since then, INTECH has received funding through a number of grants and contracts to continue offering accelerated training programs for entry-level and incumbent workers.

TAACCCT Funding Breakdown

  • Community Colleges, Universities and Workforce Development Boards: $7.6M
  • INTECH Renovations: $2.2M
  • INTECH Operations: $2.7M
  • INTECH Equipment: $1.1M
  • Third Party Evaluations: $1M
  • Chaffey Indirect: $388K

TAACCCT Economic Impact

From 2014-2018, TAACCCT had an enormous impact on employers, community members and their families. At the 12-month follow-up, there was a 25% decrease in individuals using government assistance.

  • Students Enrolled: IERTC: 6,863 | InTech: 1,726
  • Completers: IERTC: 2,594 | InTech: 1,323
  • Incumbent Workers: IERTC: 1,786 | InTech: 1,013
  • Credentials Earned: IERTC: 5,729 | InTech: 4,055
  • Job Placements: IERTC: 793 | InTech: 272 (88% Job Placement Rate)