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

Advanced Transportation Outreach Event

January 3rd, 2018

Another great Advanced Transportation outreach event was held at A.B. Miller High School on December 11th in Fontana, CA. Through a partnership between the sector DSN, participating colleges, and Prime Motivation marketing team, these half-day events continue to generate interest and bring new information about automotive careers to high school students in the Inland Empire/Desert region. This was the seventh in a series of events held in the region since April. They feature the automotive programs of both the high school and nearby community college, as well as industry career pathways.

Industry representatives such as John Baadilla, Youth & Education Marketing Manager for the National Hot Rod Association, spoke to high school automotive students about the varied and advanced technology careers. Faculty from the community college, such as Jay Scott of Chaffey College, spoke to the students about continuing their education at the college level. The program also engaged the general student population during lunch breaks in a fun, sometimes loud, car-show atmosphere. Counselors from the nearby community college are on-hand to answer questions and explain how students can enroll.

These events serve a regional workforce-related purpose: to provide information about career opportunities, recruit students into the participating automotive programs (high school and college level), and ensure higher numbers of graduates for the increasing number of job openings projected in our region’s Advanced Transportation fields.

Read more about Advanced Transportation Outreach on California School News Report or on The Sun.

For more information contact – Larry McLaughlin
DSN, Advanced Transportation & Renewable Energy
Hosted at College of the Desert
[email protected]
(813) 469-8656

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Students at A.B. Miller High School installing spark plugs in a cylinder head during the auto tech fair.