Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
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CACT @ Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650

Bellegran Gomez, MPL, CACT Director
T (562) 860-2451 ext. 2510
F (562) 467-5027
Email: bgomez@cerritos.edu

CACT @ Cerritos College

Industry Focus

The CACT @ Cerritos College develops customized training programs that are completely connected to the needs advanced technology businesses. Cerritos College offers a broad range of industry-specific training that encompasses manufacturing technologies, material science and machining.

Core Competencies

  • Plastics Technology
  • Composites
  • Welding
  • Computer Numeric Control
  • Electronics
  • Drafting
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Automotive
  • Management and Quality Training
  • Solidworks
  • CATIA

Current Customers

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Boeing
  • KAP Manufacturing
  • Omega Precision
  • Aero Dynamics
  • US Air Force
  • Department of Defense

Special Projects

Advanced Manufacturing Training *NEW*
California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has partnered with the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACTs) to provide training in Advanced Manufacturing to qualified students. The Advanced Manufacturing Training program combines technical skills training, workplace readiness, and workshops in areas of high demand.

CACT @ Cerritos College Honored by Department of Defense
Cerritos College announced that its Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) received the prestigious Air Force Nunn-Perry Award in recognition of its role in helping Boeing develop a small, minority-owned business.  The Nunn-Perry Award was established in 1995 to recognize and highlight outstanding and successful mentor-protégé relationships which assist small disadvantaged businesses grow their businesses.

The partnership between The Boeing Company and the Cerritos College CACT was formed in response to the lack of small, minority-owned aerospace suppliers. It is through this alliance between the Cerritos College CACT and Boeing, that the protégé KAP Manufacturing was able to create high wage jobs as well as provide paid internships and job placement for college students. In addition to increasing its capacities it also expanded its business which resulted in a 60 percent hike in its annual revenue, hired seven new employees and moved to a larger facility to accommodate the $2.88 million increase in new orders.

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The CACT @ Cerritos College 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