Last federally funded nanotechnology training cohort at San Bernardino Community College District begins December 5

(Nanowerk News) The Economic Development & Corporate Training (EDCT) division's Center for the Advancement of Nanotechnology (NanoCenter) at the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD), is looking for individuals who would like to take part in a unique hands-on grant funded training experience starting on December 5. This grant funded training provides graduates with the skills for entry-level careers in the emerging sector of Nanotechnology.
In the three years since this program became available, about 420 individuals have participated in the 90-hour program. Since the federal grant sponsoring the program expires in February 2012, the December 5th program is the last chance for the free training.
Interested parties should contact the Economic Development and Corporate Training division of the San Bernardino Community College District at 909.382.4001 or visit
The website will explain how to apply for the $4,500.00 worth of professional development training in Nanotechnology paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The registration packet is posted there as well.
Courses and topics covered in this program include: Electronic Devices, Optoelectronic Devices, Nano-Characterization, Micro-Nanofabrication, Materials Characterization, and Device Characterization. Most of the classes take place at the NanoCenter located at 114 S. Del Rosa Drive in San Bernardino, with some components of the hands-on portions held at the Bourns College of Engineering Labs at the University of California at Riverside.
"Nanotechnology is changing our lives," noted Dr. Jamail A. Carter, Assistant Director of the Applied Technology Training Center. "Every day we see and hear of major breakthroughs in the field. We need a prepared workforce for these jobs, and currently there are not enough people certified with the skills needed for these jobs."
"There are so many people currently out of work in the Inland Empire, who lack the skills and competencies needed for tomorrow's economy," said Carter. "Our short-term training programs allow for people to develop skills needed to stay viable in today's competitive job market, while simultaneously preparing them for the jobs of the future" added Carter.
Source: San Bernardino Community College