— Green Transportation Collaborative (GTC)

The Green Transportation Collaborative and Career Advancement Academies is a California endeavor targeting the aftermarket repair and green transportation sector. The project brings together automotive faculty, industry and workforce leaders to develop hybrid and electric vehicle repair training programs, improve on automotive career pathway designs, and train individuals for entry level and advancement in jobs with these technologies.

The initiative is led by Skyline College with partners Contra Costa College in the Bay Area and Long Beach City College in southern California. The initiative builds on the successful Career Advancement Academies (CAAs), a statewide community college demonstration project that establishes pipelines to college and high wage careers for underprepared and underemployed young adults. Local Workforce Investment Boards are key partners in the recruitment, retention and placement of those trained.

The Career Ladders Project for California Community Colleges provides strategic and direct assistance to the colleges and their workforce partners in areas of diversifying the workforce and building upon coherent state strategies that address the skill needs of employers and provide opportunity for all Californians. The project is funded through a statewide Green Innovation Challenge Grant.