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Alternative and Renewable Fuel
and Vehicle Technology Program:

Richmond City ATLAS Advanced Transportation Initiative (ATI)

Type of organization: Richmond Workforce Investment Board.

Type of training: Instruction in hybrid automotive technology for dislocated workers, the unemployed and recently detached veterans.

Area served: The greater East San Francisco Bay Area, Interstate 80 and 880 corridors.

Location of training: Peralta College District – Contra Costa College or College of Alameda.

Estimated trainees: 125

Instruction details: Short-term intensive training in hybrid technologies leading to entry level positions in dealerships, independent repair facilities, or large transportation providers with in house service capacity for their own fleets. The training integrates vocational English as a second language, basic skills instruction, and case management to provide full support for trainees.

Result of classes: Upon successful completion participants will be prepared for careers in a variety of fields, such as, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Mechanical Technician, Alternative Fuels Service Technician, or Automotive Service Technician.

More about the organization: The ATI is led by the Richmond Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and includes the Alameda County WIB, the Oakland Private Industry Council, the College of Alameda, Contra Costa College, Swords to Plowshares, the Workforce Collaborative as primary service delivery partners, the Teamsters Union, the Machinists Union, the Joint Automotive Apprenticeship Council and nearly 30 transportation and repair companies based in the San Francisco East Bay.

The Green Employer Council will facilitate job placement after training and obtain input from employers on the design of new training elements. Classes will focus on both short term training and placement and continuing education after placement to help individuals achieve full certification as a Hybrid Automotive Technician (Toyota T-Tech Certification).

Find more information here:

Program Manager Contact:
Sal Vaca
(510) 307-8006


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