Cerritos College News Releases 2011

Cerritos College CACT offers industrial maintenance technician training to NUMMI dislocated workers

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

NORWALK, Calif. - October 4, 2011 - Students and instructors at the graduationCerritos College Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) has partnered with North Orange County Community College District CACT, UAW-Labor Employment and Training Corporation (LETC), NUMMI Reemployment Center (NRC), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (ALAWIB) and Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices U.A. Local 483 to offer the industrial maintenance technician training for 16 NUMMI dislocated workers.

Industrial maintenance technician is one of the highest demand occupations in manufacturing. In this occupation, the employer relies on this individual to repair, install, adjust, and/or maintain building operations, or specific production and processing machinery or even refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Many employed in the field now are expected to retire in coming years, and employers have reported difficulty in recruiting workers with the necessary skills to be industrial maintenance technicians.

The 3-month, 196-hour training program had everything under one course. The trainning offers broad-based skills and practical hands-on experience in industrial math, industrial electricity, electric motors, air-conditioning basics, fluid power, power transmission, pumps in industry, piping systems, and welding basics. Students learned how to troubleshoot, repair, install, and maintain industrial systems to industry standards.

Students demostratingTraining was conducted at NUMMI Reemployment Center in Fremont, CA, and at the Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices U.A. Local 483 providing access to their welding stations. Besides a certificate of participation, each student received a training tool kits from the Alameda WIB valued at $1000.

Friends and families were invited to the graduation ceremony which was held on September 28, 2011. This training is funded by the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program through the Job Development Incentive Fund (JDIF).

For workforce training info, please contact Cerritos College Economic Development at 562-860-2451, ext. 2511 or visit our 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 averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.