“Providing an experiential learning opportunity where both faculty and students can benefit from real world applications helps Colleges and Faculty understand current practices and subsequently infuse industry-validated curriculum into their educational programs. Defense manufacturing community consortium firms will benefit from access to a pipeline of talent to meet their workforce needs.”
– Alan Braggins CADENCE Project 9 Director Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies
THIS PROJECT IS FUNDED BY A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT GRANT THROUGH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH. THE CONTENT DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT, OR THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH.
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 72 districts and 116 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.