Associate Professor - Diesel, Alternative Fuel & Hybrid Vehicle Technology
Chairman, Transportation Technologies Department
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Jess Guerra is an Associate Professor of Diesel, Alternative Fuel & Hybrid Vehicle Technology and Chairman of the Transportation Technologies Department at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, where he is also an alumnus.
Jess spent the first several years of his career in the transportation industry working with large truck fleets where he honed his technical training and experience in running a heavy-duty vehicle maintenance facility. In addition, he gained six years experience working for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), where he expanded his expertise in alternative fuels and transit bus shop supervision.
In 2008, Jess was awarded the “Full Circle Award” by Green Technology, a non-profit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability. This award recognizes individuals who have started their career paths at the community college level and are now giving back to the college community. He was also named LATTC’s CTE Faculty of the Year in 2011.
At the present time, Jess serves as the Chairman for the California Council on Diesel Education and Technology. This council was formed by the California Air Recourses Board and provides training on emission regulations enforcement for on-road diesel vehicles. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium--a consortium comprised of multiple transit bus companies and community colleges that focuses on the technical training of bus maintenance technicians and other personnel.
Jess combines this experience with an intense motivation to assist individuals in building a successful career path in the field of Diesel, Alternative Fuel & Hybrid Vehicle Technology. He also shares successful strategies, best practices and programmatic innovations with colleagues through workshops and presentations at professional conferences across the country.