10/02/06 Pepper-Kittredge named Director of Sierra College’s Center for Applied Competitive Technologies
ROCKLIN – Sierra College has named Carol Pepper-Kittredge as the Director for the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT).
With over 25 years of economic and community development experience, Pepper-Kittredge is ready to support the region’s small and mid-sized manufacturers with employee training, technology deployment and industry development. “The CACT is one component of Sierra College’s economic and workforce development program,” says Pepper-Kittredge. “We assist regional employers by building capacity and improving efficiency, and increasing the number of high wage – high skill job opportunities for students graduating from community college two-year technical programs.”
Prior to joining Sierra College, Pepper-Kittredge managed, evaluated, conducted research and provided training for a variety of community colleges and educational institutions as an independent consultant; and served as Senior Project Associate for the Center for Civic Partnerships, a center of the Public Health Institute. Pepper-Kittredge holds a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Management from U.C. Davis, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.
The Sierra College CACT serves manufacturers in the Sacramento Region and in 24 northern California counties. Programs and services include:
- Customized workforce training including lean manufacturing, team building, high tech soldering, problem solving, materials movement, computer software, supervisory skills and computer applications.
- Demonstrations of cost-saving rapid prototyping equipment coupled with Solid Modeling software.
- Tours of manufacturing operations that have cut waste and increased productivity using the CACT’s training and technical assistance services.
- Collaborative partnerships with business and industry, nonprofits, public agencies and K-12 institutions to provide information and hands-on opportunities in manufacturing and industrial technologies.
For more information, visit the CACT website at www.sierracollegetraining.com or call 916-660-7801.