CACT Initiative Director
Dr. Marshall Gartenlaub
Dr. Marshall Gartenlaub leads the Applied Competitive Technologies initiative of the California Community Colleges, Economic and Workforce Development Program.
The Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies, located at community colleges, provide assistance to small technology based and manufacturing businesses throughout California. These CACTs are grant funded centers which offer education, skills training and technology demonstrations to businesses at low or no cost.
Marshall's extensive background in Engineering, Education and Business Management have contributed greatly to his success as Statewide Director. Marshall has a strong record of success based on his personal beliefs, education and life experiences which help guide his work.
As an Educator, Marshall is interested in the sharing of information and ideas about Career Technical education, adult learning, and faculty development. This includes working with Skills USA and how schools assist young folks in learning employer based competencies. As an Engineer, he is interested in a broad range of information technologies and how things work together. His emphasis has been in GIS and advanced manufacturing. As a Quality Practitioner, Marshall is active in the l Education Division of the American Society of Quality where he is oversees the improvement of education through the adaptation of Quality Principles in the classroom. As a Life Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Dr. Gartenlaub is a Leader in the Technical Community Network for Manufacturing Education and Research.
Dr. Gartenlaub currently holds a regional grant to implement career awareness of science, technology, math and engineering in the junior high schools of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Using the Tech-Explorer programs develop by the CACTs, Marshall and his team of educators and volunteers will be providing hands-on projects using industrial tools, machinery, and experimentation to demonstrate to kids and their parents how their curiosity and ingenuity can be the reason they choose a career in science or engineering.
You may contact Dr. Marshall Gartenlaub at email@example.com or (909) 382-4038.