For Inland Empire/Desert community colleges, career and technical education (CTE) programs are the foundation for students’ career success. These CTE programs provide the valuable skills for grads to soar in… Read More – Celebrating CTE: Exploring Inland Empire/Desert CTE Program Achievements
Success from Students at San Bernardino Valley College
Alvin Hernandez is a graduate of San Bernardino Valley College Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate program and Airframe Maintenance Certificate program who was offered an Aviation Maintenance Technician position at Compass Airlines (out of LAX) on January 10, 2019. He is FAA certified and currently earning $21.00 an hour. Alvin was also flown out to Tuscon, Arizona in January by Sky West as they were impressed with his resume and gave him a tour of the facility.
Guillermo Martinez, 34, began his SBVC Machining journey in Spring 2016. Under the guidance of faculty Miguel Ortiz, Martinez studied over three years before being offered a Computer Numerical Control Programmer/Mechanic position with LeVecke Corporation, a wholesale distributor of distilled spirits. Martinez is quick to credit the instruction of Ortiz and the access to the latest technology in the classroom for being job-ready when LeVecke called. “[Mr. Ortiz]” had a wealth of knowledge when it came to teaching and had an answer to every question I had. I was very fortunate that the Machining Program had the latest software of Mastercam/Solid works with updated HASS CNC, mills, lathes and grinders,” said Martinez. Martinez, who already earned certificates for CNC Operator and Manual Operator, plans to return soon for a third certificate.
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