About CACT/Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy

Formely called the Central Valley Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) initiative evolved into Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Initiative and is supported by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Economic & Workforce Development.

Deputy Sector Navigators, formerly known as CACTs are serving manufacturing and technology companies throughout the State of California. Through this network, local business can have access to training and many useful resources.

Find Training will provide contact information for the 13 community colleges that partner with the Deputy Sector Navigators may be able to respond to your local training needs.

Businesses benefit from:

  • On-site customized training is designed to meet the specific needs of manufacturers, technology companies and related businesses.
  • Training in popular topics such as front-line supervisory training, PLC, motor controls or basic math can be arranged for multiple manufacturers at the same time to offset training costs.
  • Your local community college may also be able to connect your company with grant funding to off-set the investment in employee training.
  • Thirteen Community Colleges in the San Joaquin Valley work in partnership with the DSN to meet regional industry needs.
  • Links to industry resources as well as other California Community College programs and regional workforce systems.

Other California Community College Resources for Business & Manufacturing:

CACT Centers

  • College of the Canyons
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    Joe Klocko, CACT Director
    Phone: (661) 362-3111
    Email: joe.klocko@canyons.edu
  • San Diego City College
    1414 Park Blvd., Room T-216
    San Diego, CA 92101-8747
    Trudy Gerald, CACT Director
    Phone: (619) 388-3730
    Email: trugerald@aol.com
  • De Anza College
    Professional & Workforce Development
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
    Ellen Miller, CACT Director
    Phone: (650) 949-7795
    Email: millerellen@fhda.edu
  • College of the Sequoias
    915 S. Mooney Blvd.
    Visalia, CA 93277
    Louann Waldner, CACT Director
    Phone: (559) 737-4838
    Email: louannw@cos.edu
  • El Camino College
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    David Gonzales, CACT Director
    Phone: (310) 973-3170
    Email: dgonzales@elcamino.edu
  • Sierra College
    5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
    Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director
    Phone: (916) 660-7801
    Email: cpepper-kittredge@sierracollege.edu