ACE Program Holds First Graduation Ceremony
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ACE Program Holds First Graduation Ceremony

The Accelerated Certificate and Employment program held their first graduation ceremony on Monday, December 14, where 29 students received their course certifications in Automated Systems and CNC Programming.

“I am proud of the students for pulling through and dedicating six months of a rigorous schedule,” said Jesse Lopez, CTE project supervisor. “This group of students are prepared to enter the workforce and succeed at their trade.”

Three students had jobs lined up with top companies such as: Target and Under Armour. Several other students have participated in interviews and are awaiting a response. All remaining students will receive employment and case management services to find a job in their field of study.

“This is a great program,” said Ed Saenz, program graduate. “I was laid off and heard about this program, enrolled, and never looked back. The skills I’ve learned make me feel confident and prepared to enter the field.”

There are over 7,000 warehouses in the region, many who are eager to hire trained technicians with technical training from Norco College.

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About ACE:
The Accelerated Certificate & Employment (ACE) program offers accelerated certificates with an occupational emphasis. Norco College trains residents for careers in high-demand occupations, such as Automated Systems Technician, Computer Numerical Control Programmer, and Electrician. These programs offer the education and training necessary to lead individuals directly to employment. We took our technical programs with high industry demand and created accelerated schedules, allowing students to complete a 2 year certificate in less than 7 months. These programs provide added emphasis on employability skills, offering students several opportunities to prepare for job interviews offered by industry partners. Students also have the opportunity to meet employers through program coordinated presentations. Stats about automated warehouse in our region can be found here: