We’ve made huge changes in the way we think and do things out on the shop floor as a result of working with the CACT, and we can measure the tangible improvements.”

Rod Smith, Vice President
Bayless Engineering



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.”

Julio Perez
BE Aerospace



The CACT has developed an outstanding training program for us with exceptional instructors. The participants have been thrilled with it, and the graduates are performing well. The product of these training classes will be the next generation Lockheed Martin employee.”

Steve Haydu
Manager of Labor Relations
Lockheed Martin, Palmdale



The skills gap is real. Technology advances and people retiring are opening up jobs that need skilled workers. You don’t necessarily need a college education to find a great job, but some post-secondary and certification is needed and the community colleges offer that avenue.”

Tony Sciarra
Program Manager for Vocational and Trade Schools
Tesla Motors



About Us

Economic & Workforce Development
Building a Strong Workforce


Creating a Strong Workforce for California businesses to compete successfully is a core focus of the Doing What MATTERS TM for JOBS and the ECONOMY framework.

A network of industry experts from the California Community Colleges stand ready to help high-growth sector employers engage in career education in an advisory and champion role to grow California’s workforce talent pipeline. Additionally, our industry experts can help you tap into industry-specific services, grant-funded initiatives and technical assistance to support business growth.

Our Mission: Through industry-specific career education training, grant-funded initiatives, services and technical assistance, our industry experts invest in building a strong workforce that contributes to  California’s economic and social mobility. 

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