Contacts in California Manufacturing & Engineering Sectors

CTE Director, Manufacturing, Engineering, & Technology Pathways
Dr. Mark Martin

California Industrial Technology Educators Association (CITEA)
A private, non-profit organization of CA ITE teachers.
Lance Gunnerson (President)

California Industrial and Technology Education Consortium (CITEC)
(is no longer a funded organization as of summer 2009 - welcome to the state budget crisis)
The California Industrial and Technology Education Consortium (CITEC) is a project funded and supervised by the California Department of Education. CITEC develops and provides statewide services and resources for industrial and technology education (ITE) in northern, central and southern California. Through collaboration with ITE professional associations and other organizations, CITEC provides dynamic, ongoing programs for professional and leadership development.

California Department of Education (CDE)
Michelle Oliveira (Manufacturing Programs Consultant - ROP)
John Dunn (Engineering Programs Consultant - ROP)

Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
An initiative of the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program, the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) are dedicated to serving California's advanced technology companies with innovative business solutions. CACT also works with teachers in middle schools, high schools and community colleges to introduce students to advanced technology careers. We encourage all teachers to contact their local Regional Directors to see how they might be able to help.

PLTW - California


Dr. Bruce Westermo
Director, PLTW Affiliate Institute
College of Engineering, SDSU
San Diego CA

Dr. Duane Crum
PLTW State Leader
College of Engineering, SDSU
San Diego CA
Cell: (858) 414-6534

Sacramento Area:

Susan Wheeler
Director, Educational Development, LEED
(916) 231-5333, ext. 23

Industry Organizations Active in Education


CTE Organizations (all Sectors)

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As part of California's world-class educational environment, educators specifically supporting Career and Technical Education programs throughout the state use the curriculum development tools and resources found within to document and share the exceptional, industry specific instruction taking place regularly in our public schools.