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



Global Trade & Logistics

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD)




The Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) assist California business to expand internationally as well as help colleges become more globalized.  With offices across the state, CITD provides a full range of trade assistance services to companies and individuals in the state of California. All services are either free or low cost. Whether you are new or experienced in export or import, small or large, CITD has experts and resources ready to help you. Our free or low-cost programs and services include one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events. The CITD is a place to learn about international matchmaking events and other programs taking place both in California and abroad.


Online Magazine: Global Trade & Logistics
Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) Website: www.CITD.org



INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Contact Information



Statewide Sector Navigator

Jeffrey Williamson
Phone: (951) 571-6458
Email: [email protected]


Deputy Sector Navigators

Region A
Northern Inland
Northern Coastal
Greater Sacramento

Angela Cordell
Phone: 916-205-6473
Email: [email protected]

Brooks Ohlson
Phone: 916-563-3222
Email: [email protected]

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

Petural “PJ” Shelton
Phone: 925-575-0484
Email: [email protected]

Yvonne Reid
Phone: 650-738-7117
Email: [email protected]

Region C
Central Valley
Mother Lode

Jeanette Benson
Phone: 209-384-5892
Email: [email protected]

Region D
South Central Coast

Julie Samson
Phone: 805-965-0581 x 3643
Email: [email protected]

Region E
San Diego/Imperial

Victor Castillo
Phone: 619-482-6494
Email: [email protected]

Region F
Inland Empire Desert

Robert Corona
Phone: 951-571-6443
Email: [email protected]

Region G
Los Angeles

Orange County

Leah Goold-Haws
Phone: 562-938-3240
Email: [email protected]

Lynn Stewart
Phone: 714-564-5419
Email: [email protected]

CITD Centers

State Center Community College District – CITD

Alicia Rios, Director
390 West Fir Avenue, Bldg. B, Suite 303
Clovis, CA 93611
Phone: 559-324-6401
Fax: 559-324-6492
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.fresnocitd.org

El Camino College – CITD

Bronwen Madden, Acting Director
13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-973-3173
Fax: 310-973-3132
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.elcaminocitd.org

College of the Canyons – CITD

Steve Tannehill, Director
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: 661-362-5900
Fax: 661-362-5596
Email: [email protected]