Chaffey College receives grant

By on May 3, 2019

Chaffey College Foundation has received a grant it will use to support pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs at its Industrial Technical Learning Center in Fontana.

The two-year $1.3 million donation from the James Irvine Foundation will help provide fast-track training and paid internships in advanced manufacturing for low income residents of Riverside and San Bernardino, according to a statement.

“The James Irvine Foundation grant is critical to helping InTech continue building partnerships with employers, which allows us to offer training programs specifically designed by industry to meet their employment needs,” said Sandra Sisco, director of the InTech Center and economic development at Chaffee College, in the statement.

Welding, machinery, additive manufacturing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration are among the programs that will be helped by the grant.

Students who complete one of these programs successfully will then be eligible for a 240-hour paid internship at $17 an hour.