Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
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Alan Braggins

Statewide Director

Advanced Manufacturing Sector
Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies

9400 Cherry Avenue, Bldg. A
Fontana, CA 92335

T (909) 652-8497


Alan Braggins

The Advanced Manufacturing Statewide Director is the facilitator to see that the Regional Directors are able to carry out the mission of the Sector, which is to:

  • Fulfill manufacturing industry’s workforce needs
  • Facilitate the development of industry-aligned curriculum
  • Develop the next generation of highly skilled manufacturing problem solvers and system thinkers
  • Attract and educate a highly qualified and diverse student population to enter the manufacturing workforce
  • Explore and develop innovative solutions for emerging workforce needs
  • The Statewide Director leads the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office Workforce and Economic Development Division's charge to carry out California’s economic and jobs recovery, sustain economic growth through labor market aligned education workforce training services, including sector strategies focusing on continuous workforce improvement, technology deployment, and business development, to meet the needs of California’s competitive Advanced Manufacturing sector. At the same time, he leads the vision of the Regional Directors, Employer Engagement, which is "Prepare California’s Manufacturing workforce to unlock individual potential and improve the quality of life for all Californians."

    Concurrently, the Statewide Director oversees the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies, many hosted at California Community Colleges.

    Manufacturing in California accounts for 10.67 percent of total output in the state and employs 7.72 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $316.76 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 1,326,000 manufacturing employees in California in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $105,240.80 in 2017.¹

    For California’s manufacturers to stay globally competitive and benefit from the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), they must have access to highly skilled, highly educated, and highly adaptable human capital, that is not only proficient in the traditional manufacturing technologies, but also have the knowledge, ability and skills to understand fundamental Industrial Automation and Artificial Intelligence technologies

    ¹ - Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau

    Educate, Train, Connect, and Inspire the Manufacturing Workforce!

    Mission Statement
    Advanced Manufacturing Sector Team

    Educate, Train, Connect, and Inspire the Manufacturing Workforce!