With the growth of the CTE Engineering Industry, Chabot's Engineering departments strive to meet demand by expanding the basic engineering course offerings for both high school and college students. These basic Engineering courses are a foundation for the fastest growing occupations. As such, the following basic engineering test/design equipment are needed: 3D printer, liquid nitrogen tank, BRINELL Hardness Tester, Tensile Test System 33-69. Additionally, efforts to enhance our basic Engineering courses will contribute to the development of a new Engineering Technician Certificate. Funds for the equipment supports the goals of: More (classes), Better (industry recommended equipment) and Aligned (to meet labor market needs).
Another investment will be in personnel. As a result in the labor market demand in Engineering, it is vital that we are able to support the students who are pursuing certificates and degrees in this area. Chabot College's STEM Center provides high demand tutoring and mentoring services. In efforts to keep up with student demand, we need to not only increase our tutoring but, hire the staff necessary to coordinate the STEM Center support services. This request supports the goals of: More (increased support for students), Better (improved services to students) and Aligned (by meeting student and labor market demand).