Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Project: A.C.E (Accelerated, Career, and Employment Program)


Cost: $1,060,000
Number of colleges participating: 4
Lead college: Norco, Jesse Lopez,
Colleges: Chaffey, Mt. San Jacinto, Norco, Riverside City

Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Health, ICT/Digital Media, Small Business

  • Program TOPS Codes: Business Administration (050500), Computer Information Systems (070200), Digital Media (061400), Electrical (095220), Industrial Systems Technology And Maintenance (094500), Machining And Machine Tools (095630), Manufacturing And Industrial Technology (095600), Welding Technology (095650)
  • Metrics: Enrollments, Students Who Earn a Degree or Certificate, Employed 2 Quarters After Exit, Job Closely Related To Field Of Study, Change In Earnings, Job Closely Related to Field of Study, Change in Earnings, Attained a Living Wage

Brief Narrative: Offer short-term, accelerated CTE programs. Participating colleges will select which of their existing programs they will offer in the accelerated format and will ensure their students receive the support and resources necessary to complete their CTE training in an accelerated format. Programs will be supported by industry partners who commit to hiring qualified graduates from the ACE programs. ACE programs may include credit, not-for credit, and contract education coursework but all will result in a certificate or industry recognized credential. Additionally, these accelerated training programs may provide training to both entry-level students and incumbent workers. Colleges will conduct coordinated regional Information Sessions to market ACE programs.

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Total Funded: $1,060,000

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Jesse Lopez
Norco College