VISALIA, Calif. -- San Joaquin Valley College has announced a partnership with Generation T, a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the skilled trades gap. Gen T seeks to drive enrollment in skilled trade training and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of three million jobs by 2028.

One key component of the movement is a national skilled jobs marketplace, available on the Gen T website, which connects people to prospective apprentices and educational resources. SJVC provides a career-focused curriculum for several technical and industrial programs including: aviation maintenance technology; construction management; electrical technology; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration; industrial maintenance technology; information technology.

“We are honored to be a part of Generation T and the movement supporting the skilled trades,” said President of SJVC, Nick Gomez. “We understand the value of education and how it can offer a path to financial stability, yet we still face a growing need for electricians, HVAC installers, industrial machinery mechanics, construction managers, and other skilled trade professionals,” added Gomez. “We are committed to helping build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to help offset the anticipated employment gap and are happy to be part of initiatives such as this that seek to educate parents, teachers, students and the general public on the economic and societal benefits of the trades.”

San Joaquin Valley College joins more than 60 Gen T organizations across the country who are facilitating the education and training needed to populate the skilled trades industry, close the job skills gap and shape a new perception of the skilled trades.

San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private college that provides career-focused curriculum and instruction to its students. Founded in 1977, SJVC has 15 campuses located throughout California – plus an online division – and offers more than 20 accelerated certificate and associate of science degree programs in the medical, business and technical fields.

For more information about Generation T, see WeAreGenerationT.com. For more information about SJVC and the technical and industrial programs the college offers, please visit http://sjvc.edu/programs/technical-and-industrial.

Also see https://www.wearegenerationt.com/support-the-trades/company-profile/san-joaquin-valley-college

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