MiraCosta College to Establish Tech Institute in Carlsbad

July 9, 2014

Las PalmasAt last night’s City Council meeting, the lease agreement between the city and MiraCosta College was approved to create a Technology Career Institute and bring over the North County Small Business Development Center from a neighboring city. The six-year lease is for a city-owned building at 2075 Las Palmas Dr. in the heart of the city’s research hub.

The Technology Career Institute will train advanced manufacturing workers to fill a growing demand for industrial technicians throughout North County San Diego. The institute will provide highly skilled workers for industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and biotech manufacturing. The institute will expand the college’s machinist certificate program and create new industry-recognized electronics engineering technician and robotics automation certificate programs.

MiraCosta has worked closely with industry leaders to create the curriculum to meet businesses’ growing needs, and graduates enter the workforce with skills that help them find well-paying jobs and advance their careers. The institute will offer accelerated 12-to-16-week programs where students will be immersed in a hands-on, skills-based environment.

The Small Business Development Center provides resources, workshops and leadership programs for growing and established small businesses. Moving this resource from the college’s Oceanside campus to Carlsbad will enhance available support to the city’s entrepreneurial community. This new partnership advances the city’s goal to bring quality jobs to the city in today’s globally competitive market for talent.