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



Energy, Construction & Utilities



The Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector provides a single point of contact for industry to meet its workforce needs through the California Community Colleges system. California’s advanced energy industry needs an additional 15,000 highly skilled workers every year, and community colleges are uniquely positioned to meet this need. Our industry experts engage with education and industry to deliver to students the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for rapid technological advances.Additionally, this sector focuses on workforce development to meet the mandates of AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. This workforce addresses electrical, mechanical, and construction technologies to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

Online Magazine: Energy, Construction & Utilities
Website: http://www.ecusectordwm.com/



INDUSTY EXPERTS: Contact Information




Statewide Sector Navigator

Jim Caldwell
Phone: 925-899-2665
Email: [email protected]


Deputy Sector Navigators

Region A
Northern Inland
Northern Coastal
Greater Sacramento

Orion Walker
Prop 39 Project Director
Email: [email protected]

Region B
SF/San Mateo, East Bay, Silicon Valley
North Bay, Santa Cruz/Monterey

Bruce Greenstein
Phone: 415-305-5267
Email: [email protected]

Region C
Central Valley, Mother Lode

David Teasdale
Prop 39 Project Director
Email: [email protected]

Region D
South Central Coast

David Teasdale
Prop 39 Project Director
Email: [email protected]

Region E
San Diego/Imperial
Jonathan Kropp
Prop 39 Project Director
Email: [email protected]
Region F
Inland Empire Desert
Jon Caffery
Prop 39 Project Director
760.668.4370 (cell)
Email: [email protected]
Region G
Los Angeles
Orange County
Bruce Noble (Los Angeles)
Email: [email protected]

Terry Schmidt (Orange)
Email: [email protected]

Christie Dam
Prop 39 Project Director
Email: [email protected]