Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry

Making it in California

Educate, Train, Connect, and Inspire the Manufacturing Workforce!

Our Vision

Prepare California's manufacturing workforce in order to unlock individual potential and improve the quality of life for all Californians.

Our Mission

The Mission of the California Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing Sector Team is to position California as the world leader in manufacturing by:
  • Attracting and educating a highly qualified and diverse student population to enter the manufacturing workforce
  • Developing the next generation of highly skilled manufacturing problem solvers and system thinkers
  • Fulfilling manufacturing industry's workforce needs
  • Facilitating the development of industry-aligned curriculum
  • Exploring & developing innovative and emerging approaches to workforce development for California's Manufacturers
  • >Manufacturing: Moving Humanity Forward
    Biotechnology: Enriching Our World
    Aerospace: Expanding Human Frontiers



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    California Community Colleges Economic & Workforce Development Program

    The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps.



    Economic & Workforce Development through the California Community Colleges