As of March 15, 2011 there are only ten seats remaining in the upcoming training cohort for nanotechnology which starts Monday March 21. The cost of that professional development training, $4,500, will be paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Most of the classes take place at the Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC), located at 114 S. Del Rosa Drive in San Bernardino. Those interested in being trained in this exciting, cutting edge technology with biotech and energy applications can enroll by visiting www.attctraining.org for a registration packet and minimum qualifications.
In order to complete the program, participants undergo six courses, which requires 90 hours to complete (15 hours each course) in training. The courses include: Electronic Devices, Optoelectronic Devices, Nano-Characterization, Micro-Nanofabrication, Materials Characterization, and Device Characterization.
“Nanotechnology is a new frontier in science and technology that will revolutionize how we manufacture products,” according to Albert Maniaol, Director of Applied Technologies Training, for the San Bernardino Community College District.
“The goal of this training program is to advance the economic development opportunities for Nanotechnology in our region, by developing a pipeline of skilled individuals ready for employment as technicians in the field of Nanotechnology and related fields,” said Dr. Matthew Isaac, Executive Director, Economic Development and Corporate Training.
About the Economic Development & Corporate Training Division
The Economic Development and Corporate Training division comprises the Professional Development Center (PDC), the Donald F. Averill Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC), the Center for the Advancement of Nanotechnology (NanoCenter), the regional Center of Excellence (COE), Environmental Scanning Services Hub, and the On-line Education Center (Ed2Go). EDCT provides a wide variety of customized and off-the-shelf training programs and services aimed at assisting the advancement of businesses in the Inland Empire. The division is innovative and responsive in assisting employers with employee development, retention, and job creation.