COACHELLA — Directors from the Center for Employment Training (CET) say they are getting an increase of enrollment at their office but see a surprising decrease in the number of job placements after their students are certified.
“A year ago I would have a company calling me ‘we need ten people now,'” said job developer Israel Huerta. “Now, I’m calling them.”
Huerta says the tough economic times are to blame and many people are changing professions and looking for a recession-proof position like air-conditioning technician or electrician.
“They’re moving from one field to another. So, maybe, they were doing concrete work. That’s almost gone.”
CET trains their students to be “well-rounded” and recommends them to adapt to the hard times. CET has trained and placed over 110,000 highly-trained, skilled students in the last 39 years. CET graduates work in a variety of industries, contributing in entry-level and managerial roles for many of the most prestigious companies across the country.
Anyone interested in learning more about trade careers, can contact the Center for Employment Training at 760-398-8889 or visit their website http://www.cetweb.org.