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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

 

 

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) / Digital Media

 

California faces a continuously rapid evolution of technology that renders the in-demand skills of today to the minimum skills of tomorrow. Employers have a tremendous need for workers with up-to-the-minute skills in computers; software; networking; telecommunications; internet; programming; and information systems technologies including hardware, software, digital media and services.

The Information and Communication Technologies/Digital Media sector identifies, verifies and promotes effective strategies and pathways necessary to build the pipeline of information technology workers, and contributes to accelerated student outcomes by helping colleges acquire the technology to train students remotely and providing faculty development and system support.

Online Magazine: ICT-Digital Media
ICT-Digital Media Sector Team Website: http://www.ICT-DM.net

 

 

INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Contact Information

 

 

Statewide Sector Navigator

Steve Wright
Phone: 805-496-8583
Email: steve@wrightca.com

 
 

Deputy Sector Navigators

Region A
Northern Inland, Northern Coastal
Greater Sacramento

Myron Curtis
Phone: 530-892-3065
Email: curtismy@butte.edu

Steven Linthicum (Sacramento)
Phone: 916-300-7602
Email: linthicum_steve@rsccd.edu

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

Richard Grotegut
Phone: 925-354-8785
Email: rgrotegut@gmail.com

Region C
Central Valley
Mother Lode

Dennis Mohle
Phone: 559-442-4600 x 8471
Email: dennis.mohle@fresnocitycollege.edu

Region D
South Central Coast

Paula Hodge
Phone: 661-362-5108
Email: paula.hodge@canyons.edu

Region E
San Diego/Imperial

Leroy T. Brady
Phone: 619-388-3999
Email: lbrady@sdccd.edu

Region F
Inland Empire Desert

Susanne Mata
Phone: 951-487-3435
Email: smata@sbccd.cc.ca.us

Region G
Los Angeles

Orange County

Dan Watanabe
Phone: 310-339-3990
Email: watanabedan-ideas@yahoo.com

Steven Linthicum (Sacramento)
Phone: 916-300-7602
Email: linthicum_steve@rsccd.edu