Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry

Inland Empire / Desert Region

9400 Cherry Avenue, Bldg. A
Fontana, CA 92335

Alan Braggins
Regional Director, Employer Engagement
Advanced Manufacturing, Inland Empire / Desert Region

T (909) 652-8497

Email: alan.braggins@chaffey.edu

Inland Empire/Desert Region

Industry Focus

The Inland Empire / Desert Region serves students and customers throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The Regional Director, Employer Engagement assists with training and workforce development in: manufacturing, quality, automation, engineering design and maintenance. Both the Industrial Technical Learning Center (InTech Center) and the Donald F. Averill Applied Technologies Training Center support industrial programs for incumbent workers as well as career technical education programs at the high school and college level. Some of the programs offered, include CAD/CAM technology, industrial maintenance, industrial automation, rocketry, entry level manufacturing skills, quality, vocational English and math.

Core Competencies

  • Machining, CNC programming
  • Automation and process technologies
  • Apprenticeship formation with Industry
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrical and Mechanical Certifications
  • Computer aided design and drafting training
  • Skilled crafts;  standard and certifications
  • Quality, problem solving, team building, ISO 9000 
  • Machining, CNC programming

Industry Champions

  • California Steel Industries
  • General Atomics
  • Mitsubishi Cement
  • Sorenson Engineering
  • Sulzer Electric

Special Projects

  • State leader in Developing Apprenticeships with Regional Manufacturers through the LAUNCH Regional Apprenticeship Network
  • Preparing the Manufacturing and Mechatronics workforce at the InTech Center
  • Providing students with the opportunity to gain their first hands-on experience in the state-of-the-art manufacturing
  • Maintaining Industry-Government-Education relationships through our Regional Advisory Community LinkedIn Group

For more information about Advanced Manufacturing in the Inland Empire / Desert Region and other college programs, click here.

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