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Alternative and Renewable Fuel
and Vehicle Technology Program:

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)

Type of organization: Workforce Investment Board.

Type of training: Courses in biodiesel, advanced electrical, hybrid technology, alternative fuels and vehicles, and advanced drive train for unemployed and underemployed workers, with active recruitment of women.

Area served: Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties.

Location of training: American River College – Mather Campus, Sacramento.

Estimated trainees: 84

Instruction details:Training will prepare technicians to service and maintain alternative fuel vehicles, diagnostic tools, and diagnostic software.

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:

  • PG&E – 48 technicians to service and maintain electric hybrid vehicles (EVs) to manufacturers' specifications. PG&E is transitioning their automotive fleet in 2010 to electric vehicles (EVs);
  • Regional Transit – 12 technicians to maintain/repair Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems on transit buses;
  • SMUD – 24 technicians to service and maintain EVs, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles; and retrofit trucks to achieve particulate and green house gas reduction.

More about the organization: The Green Capital Alliance (GCA), with the active participation of business, government, economic development organizations, colleges, universities, and utility companies, will serve as the Green Employer Council.

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.

Find more information here:

Program Manager Contact:
Robin Purdy
(916) 263-3860


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