Inland Empire / Desert Region

9400 Cherry Avenue, Bldg. A
Fontana, CA 92335

Alan Braggins
CACT Director, P49 Innovation and Automation SWP Project Director
 Inland Empire / Desert Region

T (909) 652-8497


Industry Focus

The Inland Empire / Desert Region serves students and customers throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The CACT Director assists with training and workforce development in: manufacturing, quality, automation, engineering design and maintenance. The Donald F. Averill Applied Technologies Training Center, the High Desert Training Center and the Industrial Technical Learning Center (InTech Center) all support industrial programs for incumbent workers as well as career technical education programs at the high school and college level. Some of the programs offered, include CAD/CAM technology, industrial maintenance, industrial automation, rocketry, entry level manufacturing skills, quality, vocational English and math.

Strong Workforce Project

Special Projects

  • State leader in Developing Apprenticeships with Regional Manufacturers through the LAUNCH Regional Apprenticeship Network
  • Preparing the Manufacturing and Mechatronics workforce 
  • Providing students with the opportunity to gain their first hands-on experience in the state-of-the-art manufacturing
  • Maintaining Industry-Government-Education relationships through our Regional Advisory Community LinkedIn Group

Core Competencies

  • Machining, CNC programming
  • Automation and process technologies
  • Apprenticeship formation with Industry
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrical and Mechanical Certifications
  • Computer aided design and drafting training
  • Skilled crafts; standard and certifications
  • Quality, problem solving, team building, ISO 9000
  • Machining, CNC programming

Industry Champions

  • California Steel Industries
  • General Atomics
  • Mitsubishi Cement
  • Sorenson Engineering
  • Sulzer Electric

For more information about Advanced Manufacturing in the Inland Empire / Desert Region and other college programs, click here.

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Manufacturing Day 2018
in the Inland Empire
(courtesy of EMPIRE Network)

The Manufacturing Empire
A look at Manufacturing in the Inland Empire
(courtesy of Curiosity Quest)