Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Valley CAN has partnered with community colleges and high schools throughout the San Joaquin Valley to develop an electric vehicle (EV) Workforce Training curriculum. Courses are designed to train students in the latest clean vehicle technology and equip them with the technical skills for careers in this fast-growing industry. Valley CAN takes pride in supporting this influx of technology and education into the San Joaquin Valley – an area that is aptly positioned to be a hub for the future clean cars workforce.

Participating Colleges
Bakersfield College, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Merced College, Modesto Jr. College, College of the Sequoias – Visalia, San Joaquin Delta College – Stockton

Participating High Schools
Redwood High School – Visalia, Golden West High School – Visalia

Courses

Current Courses Offered
40 hours Introductory Course to Electric Vehicle Maintenance
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4-Unit Course: Basic Electric Vehicle Diagnosis and Repair
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Courses Under Development
4-Unit Course: Advanced Electric Vehicle Diagnosis and Repair
Available late 2022

4-Unit Course: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Available late 2022

Course Dates

40 Hours Introductory Course
Modesto Jr. College
Summer 2022
Exact dates will be published when confirmed by the campus

College of the Sequoias
Electric Vehicle Safety & Service (ASE L3) Training
Summer 2022 class ended

Merced College
AUTO-52-39520
Intro to Electrified Vehicles
Runs from October 17th – December 15th

4-Unit Basic Electric Vehicle Diagnosis and Repair
Bakersfield College
Fall 2022
Exact dates will be Published when confirmed by the campus


For all questions about Workforce Training, please contact Rocky Carlisle at: rocky.carlisle@valleycan.org


“I just received my certificate of achievement for completing the 40 hour EV intro safety & service (ASE L3). I took the class in Stockton at Delta with professor Bonnema… Professor Bonnema did a great job and I learned a lot from all the homework and all the hands on lab experience. I can now service a Prius with a bad battery and bring it back to life and got some experience diagnosing many faults in a Prius via the test car in Bonnema’s shop. I could go on and on but I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate this opportunity it was a great experience I’d suggest to anyone interested in getting into working on hybrids or electrical vehicles.
Sincerely,
Cameron Farrens



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