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


LEARN AND EARN | Economic & Workforce Development - California Community Colleges


Retail/Hospitality/Tourism “Learn and Earn”

Serving Retail, Hospitality & Tourism


California’s retail, hospitality and tourism businesses can connect with industry experts who are dedicated to serving the industry with innovative, unique and customized workforce solutions. Rapid growth in these industries, combined with the large number of workers already employed in them, provide an opportunity for the California Community Colleges to deliver specialized education and training that helps them manage growth and advance California’s economy.

Online Magazine: Retail/Hospitality/Tourism
Sector Website: http://www.californiaRHT.com



INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Contact Information



Statewide Sector Navigator

Star Van Buren (Interim)
Phone: 310-973-3167
Email: svanburen@elcamino.edu




Deputy Sector Navigators

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

Andrea Vizenor
Phone: 650-738-7124
Cell: 650-766-5060

Region C
Central Valley
Mother Lode

Terry Plett
Phone: 209-386-6735

Region G
Los Angeles
Orange County

Ruth Cossio-Muniz
Phone: 714-564-5521