Emerging Technology News
Aviation Sheetmetal Bootcamp
Looking for quick training for a local, in-demand job opportunity? The Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) Aviation Sheetmetal Bootcamp will prepare you for a sought-after career in aviation fabrication, and the next camp will start soon!
May 17, 2023
Composites Technician Boot Camp
Are you looking for a career in the aerospace, automotive, computing, or other tech fields? Our Composites Technician Boot Camp will prepare you for in-demand careers. Composite technicians’ roles are in high demand because of their range in material knowledge and industry diversity. From graphite and carbon fiber to fiberglass and Kevlar, composite technicians can assemble, fabricate, and repair products from a wide range of composite parts and materials.
January 13, 2023
Local Colleges Win at Governor’s Celebration of Innovation
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Innovator of the Year for Academia was awarded to Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) for their Artificial Intelligence partnership with Intel.
November 16, 2022
Workforce Needed to Combat Cyber Crime
Professor Miguel Fernandez, CGCC Residential Faculty, notes that online or phone can target anyone, of any age. “But there is a growing threat of fraud targeting seniors, the abuelas and abuelos, tios y tias, in both English or Spanish,” he says. To help this community, he and other faculty and staff put together a PSA of tips to help protect older members of the Arizona Community—particularly the local Hispanic community—from increased cyber fraud, phishing, and social engineering threats.
October 25, 2022
Girls Get IT Event Encourages Local High School Girls to Pursue Information Technology Careers
With a goal of introducing high school girls, primarily from across the East Valley, to the many career possibilities in the field of Information Technology (IT), the fourth annual Girls Get IT event takes place from 8:30 am to 1 pm, Nov. 4, 2022, at Scottsdale Community College.
October 14, 2022
Special Report: Filling the Area’s Workforce Development Gap
CNBC reporter Kristina Partsinevelos visited Chandler-Gilbert Community College where she spoke with students Perla Lugo and Olivia Henninger. Partsinevelos met with these students to discuss the growing need for the computer chip industry workforce, particularly in Arizona where the demand is increasing rapidly.
October 5, 2022
Composites Technician Bootcamp at CGCC
Are you looking for a career in the aerospace, automotive, computing, or other tech fields? Composite technicians’ roles are in high demand because of their range in material knowledge and industry diversity. From graphite and carbon fiber to fiberglass and Kevlar, composite technicians can assemble, fabricate, and repair products from a wide range of composite parts and materials.
September 6, 2022
The Chip Challenge: Growing a Workforce for the Semiconductor Industry
In an effort to provide the talent needed to keep production going, Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is one of three colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) to offer a Semiconductor Technician Quick Start program, an in-person, 10-day certification course where participants can learn the skills needed to join this fast-growing industry—in less than two weeks.
September 2, 2022
Make Cybersecurity Happen at CGCC
Would you like to turn your interest in computers or the internet into an exciting and profitable career where you ensure security in the digital world? Specialists with these skills are in high demand, with an estimated 33 percent increase in jobs from 2020-2030, according to the <a href="https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a>.
July 18, 2022
MCCCD Opens First-of-its-Kind AI Incubator Lab at Chandler-Gilbert Campus
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and Intel Corporation have announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence (AI) incubator lab at the Chandler- Gilbert Community College (CGCC) campus to expand access and resources to enrolled AI for Workforce program students. Along with an AI curriculum, technical advice, and faculty training, Intel provided CGCC a technology grant that enabled the community college to purchase $60k worth of cutting-edge equipment for the lab, including state of the art workstations, monitors, and open-source Intel AI software tools to implement new AI technology.
March 29, 2022