Center for Applied Competitive Technologies

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The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies is just one of the Economic and Workforce Development initiatives of the California Community College Chancellor's Office. The De Anza College CACT is one of the centers in the state, each serving a different industry sector. Other CACTs can be located by visiting Other initiatives serving the economic and workforce development needs of the state can be located at

Our primary service at CACT at De Anza College is customized on-site training delivered in a flexible way oriented to direct business application. The Man giving a programs help companies implement basic and advanced manufacturing techniques to aid in achieving technical and business objectives. For the short term, training and its application to your business is accomplished. In the longer term techniques and tools continue to be applied throughout the organization and benefits are realized by all.

All CACT trainers have hands-on industry experience and training expertise within the manufacturing environment--from blueprint reading to Lean Manufacturing.

The CACT trainers, engineers, and technical staff can provide a wide variety of training and services to enhance your business in many strategic and technical areas. Benefits to the company will be measurable. Our training and technical assistance efforts have provided Silicon Valley companies with:

  • Automated production processes
  • Greater profitability
  • High-performance employees
  • Increased productivity
  • Higher ROI
  • Superior quality products
  • Reduced hazards and wastes
  • Lower liability
  • Increased sales

The Energy Faculty Forum was founded by Rick Kuhn, formerly of the De Anza College CACT, and Tom Chatagnier, former faculty at Diablo Valley College. To request membership to the Google Group for the Forum:

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Center for Applied Competitive Technologies
Building: FH 1944
Contact: Skip Barnes
Phone: 650.949.7797

Last Updated: 6/28/12