Norwalk, Calif.—Unlike so many school-to-work automotive technology programs, which in recent years have faded through lack of support, Cerritos Community College’s are thriving, partly due to teamwork with local industry, surrounding high schools and nearby colleges.
“At the present time, every class is full and has a waiting list,” said Kevin Taylor, automotive department chair at Cerritos College. “We’re in an expansion trend.”
With corporate sponsored programs, service management, alternative fuels, high-performance engines, and general automotive and collision repair, the program instructs well over 1,000 students.
Cars have been part of...