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10 CCCs Chosen for DoD Workforce Project

August 30, 2022

California Advanced Defense Ecosystems & National Consortia Effort (CADENCE)Ten California community colleges have been selected to participate in a statewide workforce development project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to support specific areas of defense innovation.

The grant project, known as California Advanced Defense Ecosystems & National Consortia Effort (CADENCE), supports faculty professional development and student internships at California companies involved in microelectronics, wireless technology, cyber space, artificial intelligence and fully networked command, control and communications (FNC3).

A total of 20 student internships will be available to students from California community colleges including:

  • Allan Hancock College
  • Barstow College
  • Calbright College (fiscal host)
  • College of the Canyons: Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace
  • El Camino College
  • Norco College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Sierra College
  • Southwestern College
  • West Hills College – Lemoore

The CADENCE project is supported by a $275,000 grant received by the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) from the DoD Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program. The DoD program is designed to strengthen the national security innovation base. California is one of six Defense Manufacturing Communities across the nation.