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MSJC Receives $500,000 Apprenticeship Grant


Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) will receive $500,000 grant from the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) for a new Automotive and Transportation Technologies Apprenticeship.

MSJC’s Automotive and Transportation Technologies program will receive the California Apprenticeship Initiative Grant on April 1 to highlight new and innovative apprenticeships.

The grant program was created to increase the middle-skilled labor workforce in California in nontraditional and innovative sectors. The grant will also help COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery efforts and provide equitable opportunities for those who often experience inequalities when recovering from an economic crisis.

automotive class on the San Jacinto Campus

MSJC receives this grant alongside Chaffey College and Riverside City College. All three are part of the Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium (IEDRC).

Apprenticeships offer students a unique experience of both real-world experience and in-class learning. The programs look to bridge the gap between industries struggling to find trained workers and individuals looking for competitive, high-wage employment.  

Middle-skilled workers are highly sought after in today's market and make up the largest labor force in California and the country.

Learn more about MSJC’s apprenticeship program at

Mt. San Jacinto College serves nearly 24,000 students annually in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula, with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, Banning and Temecula.