Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced Technology
Making it in California
Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) is an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, investing funding and resources in advanced manufacturing and advanced technology.
You may tap our many resources and services in two ways.
#1 Become a Doing What Matters Business Partner: If you are interested in advising our regional teams about how to leverage funding and design curriculum to meet the needs of the advanced manufacturing industry, contact our Sector Navigator below.
#2 Tap into our Advanced Manufacturing Services: EWD's industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Advanced manufacturing businesses can access the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) that are dedicated to serving California's advanced manufacturing and advanced technology companies with innovative solutions that are unique and customized to your business. Our grant programs and leveraged partnerships allow us to offer the most cost-effective workforce training and consultative services for California's advanced technology businesses. We have the same goals as California businesses—when you succeed, we succeed.
- A better return on your workforce investment
- Our experts make it easy for you
- Increased productivity and reduced waste
- College approved curriculum and excellent training expertise
- Unbiased professional evaluation
- Access to advanced technology
- Competitive pricing due to leveraged public sector funding
- High performance employees
- Improved employee safety and reduced hazards
CACT Website: www.makingitincalifornia.com
A California Community Colleges program
“A key success factor for BE Aerospace was that we could comply with the quality certification requirements, improve the skills of our existing workforce, and achieve results quickly at minimal costs. The CACT team was very knowledgeable, willing, and capable of understanding our needs, and working with us to achieve results.”