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Alternative and Renewable Fuel
and Vehicle Technology Program:

Orange County Workforce Development Board

Type of organization: Workforce Investment Board, partnered with regional employers and community colleges.

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

Area served: Orange County.

Location of training: Cypress Community College, Society of Automotive Engineers International and participating employers worksites.

Estimated trainees: 106

Instruction details:Classes cover these areas of interest:

  • Electric-drive vehicles;
  • Hybrid electric vehicles;
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles;
  • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles;
  • CNG/LNG Heavy-duty vehicles.

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.

More about the organization: The project has been developed to bridge the workforce and/or skills gap existing in Orange County's alternative fuel and vehicle industries today. Training partners have developed training curriculum, in response to industry identified needs, which will be delivered to 75 current employees and 30 unemployed or underemployed individuals.

The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) and Sacramento Works, Inc., the workforce arm of the regional Workforce Investment Board provides recruitment, assessment, case management, and placement services and American River College (ARC) provides training.

Program Manager Contact:
Andrew Munoz
(714) 567-7370


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