"We're a partner...
[We have] incredibly good working relationships."
-Rita Slayton, Anaheim WIB
Serving Regional Workers
The Anaheim WIB refers manufacturing firms in need of specialized worker training to the
Center for Advanced Competitive Technology (CACT). The CACT attracts endowments,
including a recent $8 million in National Science Foundation grants for incumbent workers.
While Latinos represent Anaheim's fastest growing ethnic group, and many of Anaheim's Hispanic workers
struggle with stable employment or are underemployed due to language barriers, the Board works with
CACT to bring ESL training to incumbent workers and job seekers. On-site at employer's facilities,
or in community college classrooms, CACT provides ESL training to assist Anaheim's Latino population,
serving 20,000 - 45,000 students at any given time.