Technical Employment Training, Inc. (TET), San Bernardino County Schools Regional Occupational Program and Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) will celebrate the schools first anniversary. Forty-three students have graduated in the 2010-2011 classes and 36 have been placed back in the workforce with two who have gone back to school as full-time students.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the TET training facility, across the street from Million Air Terminal at the corner of 3rd Street and Leland Norton Way. The public is welcome to attend. Advance tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Kim Spangler at 909-382-5659.
In the case of Troy Gayler of Redlands, CA., he missed his graduation ceremony because his job at Sierra Aluminum started before he completed the program. A former construction worker who was laid off, Gayler found a new career with long-term potential through TET.
A representative from Sorenson Engineering that has hired 12 TET graduates will talk about how the school is helping prepare the next generation of skilled craftspeople to enter the manufacturing industry. As baby boomers are beginning to retire, manufacturers across the region and the U.S. need skilled workers to fill those positions.
Joe Quattrochhi will demonstrate his prosthetic leg that was designed by him and fellow TET students. TET plans to continue making prosthetic limbs for people who cannot afford them.
TET has initiated two new programs in forklift training and certification and maintenance and operation in partnership with the Professional Development Center at the San Bernardino Community College District. TET was just selected as a satellite campus for California State University Dominguez Hills to provide OSHA training and certification cards for the San Bernardino and Riverside County.
Please let me know if you’re interested in attending the event or if I can put you in touch with TET faculty, graduates and reps from the employers who have recently recruited from the school.