Chaffey College will use $1 million in state funding to establish training programs in property management and maintenance.
The money will launch the CORE Academy, a partnership between National CORE and the community college in Rancho Cucamonga.
Aimed at helping low-income residents, funding for the program will come from Assembly Bill 132, sponsored by Assemblyman James C. Ramos, D-Highland, and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last month.
“Our state is facing historic challenges resulting from the economic devastation caused by the pandemic,” Ramos said in the statement. “Especially during times like these, we must create opportunities for everyone to work well-paying jobs without subjecting themselves to a lifetime of debt.”
Property management and maintenance services are growing industries that employ millions of U.S. residents and do not require a college degree. Median salaries range from $35,000 to $70,000.
National Community Renaissance – CORE – is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. National CORE manages nearly 9,000 affordable, senior, and market-rate units in California, Texas, and Florida, according to the statement.
A launch date for CORE Academy was not announced.
Chaffey College is located in San Bernardino County and serves students in Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, and Upland as well as the Mt. Baldy and Guasti areas.