Manufacturing Training Hosted by Cerritos College CACT Celebrates Ten Graduates
Program Provides Advanced Training to Displaced Workers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2009
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext. 2287
NORWALK, Calif. - July 27, 2009 - An Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing program for displaced manufacturing workers, hosted by the Cerritos College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) graduated ten students on Thursday, July 23.
The program was a free 40-hour training designed to provide displaced manufacturing workers with an overview on the continuous improvement process and to develop an understanding of the advanced manufacturing workplace environment.
The program was developed in partner with the El Camino, San Bernardino and North Orange County Community College District CACTs.
“The program’s purpose was to provide additional skills to the students and increase their employability,” said Norma Alvarado, director of CACT at North Orange County Community College District.
The class was held three times a week for three weeks from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Funds and curriculum were provided by an Economic and Workforce Development grant.
The program has been offered at various company sites for their employees and this was the first time it specifically targeted unemployed manufacturing workers at a college campus.
Each student was presented with the certificate of completion by the instructor Servando Gereau, and celebrated their program completion with lunch featuring international cuisine.
For more information about the Cerritos College CACT program, please call Tom Molyneux at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2510 or visit the Cerritos College CACT website at www.cerritostrainsu.com.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently surpasses 26,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.