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Sen. Harris tours Industrial Technical Learning center in California, calls it a 'national model'

By Alejandro Cano, for Fontana Herald News

Sep 05, 2017

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Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Industrial Technical Learning Center - “a national model” which is located in Fontana - on Aug. 31 after discussing with local economic leaders the positive impacts of workforce development and job creation to the region and nation.

During a roundtable discussion with employees, faculty, and students of InTech, in addition to local economic experts and leaders, Harris highlighted the importance of investing in job training for the 21st century.

“I’m overwhelmed by the great work that is going on in the Inland Empire. This is truly a national model. I heard about it, read about it, and had to see it for myself so I can talk about it in Washington," said Harris. "Their success is going to be inspirational for other places so that any man and woman would have the same opportunities.”

InTech is a collaboration between California Steel Industries and Chaffey Community College and operates thanks in part to state and federal funding. Its mission is to train adults in industrial maintenance, industrial electrical, pre-engineering, AutoCAD, construction generalist, forklift training, industrial mechanical, robotics, and welding, among other occupations.

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