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Alternative and Renewable Fuel
and Vehicle Technology Program:

Northern Rural Training & Employment Consortium


Type of organization: Regional Workforce Consortium representing 11 Counties - In partnership with regional employers, seven community colleges and Chico State University.

Type of training: Classroom, lab, and on-the-job training.

Area served: Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, Butte, Tehama, Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen, Modoc, and Del Norte Counties.

Location of training: Community Colleges and industry partners.

Estimated trainees: 160

Instruction details:Classes cover these areas of interest:

Result of classes: Technicians trained in alternative vehicles and fuel will be prepared for careers in the service and maintenance sector for hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles and systems.

Training partners report the following hiring needs:

  • Propane as a transportation fuel;
  • Propane vehicle conversions;
  • Propane vehicle maintenance and service technician;
  • Hybrid-electric vehicles.

More about the organization: The project has been developed to respond to the workforce training needs of partner alternative fuel and vehicle industries and employers. In response to the skills gaps identified by industry partners, training partners have developed the training and competencies to be delivered to a targeted 116 currently employed, unemployed, and underemployed individuals.

Program Manager Contact:
Stewart Knox
(530) 892-9600

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