Wonderful Career Center amplía su sólida oferta de formación para estudiantes y profesionales

Un nuevo programa de aprendices ayuda a las personas a desarrollar sus capacidades y superar la pobreza generacional

El Wonderful Career Center (WCC) en el Wonderful Parque Industrial en Shafter, California, tiene como objetivo preparar y colocar a los estudiantes locales, profesionales, y Wonderful Antiguos Alumnos de Educación para el empleo en el Wonderful Parque Industrial, El Wonderful Company y sus empresas, y otras empresas líderes ubicadas en toda la Central Valley región.  

What sets the WCC apart is its unique apprenticeship and technical course programs. WCC first opened with theTechnical Opportunity Program (TOP), a customizable technical training program where trainees can learn foundational technical concepts in English or Spanish.

In May 2023, WCC announced its partnership with Bakersfield College to launch the Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship (MTA) program, providing students hands-on training and invaluable skills to prepare them for successful careers in the industrial automation industry.

With a goal of training 100 apprentices by 2026, this 12-month paid program combines hands-on training atone of the center’s employer partners with four Bakersfield College-accredited courses taught by the in-house subject matter experts at WCC. These courses cover mechanical systems, basic electronics, electrical motors and controls, and occupational safety, and can be applied toward an associate degree or bachelor’s degree in industrial automation.

As of 2024, thirteen aspiring maintenance technicians are currently in the program, which starts at an hourly rate of $19.80 and will continue to increase as they successfully complete their coursework. The MTA participants receive hands-on training at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds and attend courses at WCC throughout the year.

In fall 2023, WCC launched a new Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) program to introduce participants to foundational safety requirements and certify them in proper equipment usage, loading/unloading, and transferring loads. Local companies participating in PIT include Wonderful Citrus and Wonderful Industrial Park tenant, American Tire.

To learn more about the programs offered at WCC, interested individuals can visit wonderfulcareercenter.com.

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