The San Bernardino Community College District’s Economic Development and Corporate Training division is offering grant-funded Career Training in Nanotechnology for interested graduating high school seniors in the Inland Valley. Participants must be at least 18 years of age by May 23, 2011. This initiative provides an opportunity for some of those high school seniors graduating this year for whom the dream of career training or a higher education doesn’t feel within reach.
“Nanotechnology is a new frontier in science and technology that will revolutionize how we manufacture products,” noted Dr. Jamail D. Carter, Assistant Director of Applied Technologies Training. Anyone interested in being trained in this exciting, cutting-edge technology with biotech and energy applications may enroll in the next course which starts May 23. The $4,500 cost of that professional development training will be paid by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Interested parties should visit www.attctraining.org for a registration packet and minimum qualifications. “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 industries,” said Carter. “In order to complete the program, participants undergo six courses, which requires 90 hours to complete (15 hours each course) the training. The courses include: Electronic Devices, Optoelectronic Devices, Nano-Characterization, Micro-Nanofabrication, Materials Characterization, and Device Characterization.
“During this process participants learn the skills needed to move from participants to practicing technician,” said Carter. “Most of the classes take place here in San Bernardino at the NanoCenter, with some components of the hands-on portions held at the Bourns College of Engineering Labs at the University of California at Riverside.”