Saalex, CCCC form partnership

Saalex, CCCC form partnershipSaalex Solutions, China Lake’s largest defense contractor and the third largest employer in Ridgecrest, has formed an internship partnership with Cerro Coso Community College, in order to drive local workforce development.

“I am proud to offer local area college students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and jump-start their careers with Saalex Corporation.

“We all could benefit from their fresh perspectives and knowledge of the latest technology,” said Saalex President-CEO Travis Mack.

Saalex plans to consider student applicants studying in fields relating to computer science, business administration, electronics, electrical engineering, information technology, mechatronics, mathematics, technical writing, data and predictive analytics.

“This kind of public-private partnership, which services industry as well as those seeking employment, is one of the things community colleges do best,” said CCCC President Jill Board.

“It’s a transformation from the traditional learn, graduate and then work model to an interactive learn and work/learn and work model,” continued Board.

“Our people are our success, and hiring a new college intern can contribute to our innovation and growth,” said Mack.

“It is a win-win for everyone,” agreed Board. “Students gain valuable on-site training that enhances their academic studies, and industry has well-trained, ready-to-work employees available to fill their needs for service and growth.”

Pictured: Saalex Corporation President/CEO Travis Mack and Cerro Coso Community College President Jill Board create work-based opportunities through student internships. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2019-10-25