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

Project: Mechatronics Technician Training Pathway


Cost: $513,250
Number of colleges participating: 3
Lead college: Chaffey, Vanessa Thomas,
Colleges: Chaffey, Norco, San Bernardino Valley

Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
  • Program TOPS Codes: Electronics and Electric Technology (093400), Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (095600)
  • Metrics: Enrollments, Students Who Earn a Degree or Certificate, Employed 2 Quarters After Exit, Job Closely Related to Field of Study, Change in Earnings

Brief Narrative: With the rapid technology shift in advanced manufacturing and other industries, there is a demand for skilled mechatronics technicians. The project will establish a pathway for entry-level workers, for all sizes of industry, that will be designed along the “learn and earn” model. It will meet industry needs and assist with succession planning. This project aligns well with WIOA and adult education efforts to increase industry recognized certificates and apprenticeship programs in the region.

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Total Funded: $513,250

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Vanessa Thomas
Chaffey College