The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) received a $3 million EDA grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for their Economic Development and Corporate Training program.
SBCCD will use the funds to construct a multi-purpose instructional facility to expand workforce training in high-demand occupations including HVAC maintenance and repair, construction trades, and advanced manufacturing.
Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Commerce announced their Economic Development Administration (EDA) was investing more than $16 million in the state of California to support community and workforce development projects to expand economic opportunity in underserved areas. The SBCCD grant is part of that investment.
“I’m thrilled that San Bernardino Community College District Economic Development and Corporate Training will receive $3 million for their new training facility. This expansion will not only allow more young people in our region to receive high-quality workforce training that prepares them for stable, good-paying careers, but also create more than a thousand jobs here in the Inland Empire,” said Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-33).
SBCCD’s Economic Development and Training collaborates with businesses, labor, public agencies and community organizations to upskill adult workers with custom training and professional development programs. SBCCD’s project is expected to create 495 jobs and retain 807 jobs.