Raising Funds to Prepare Area Youth
With the help of the Anaheim WIB, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies applied for and won an SB70 Quick Start
Partnership grant to develop career paths between high school and college in advanced manufacturing and
industrial design technologies. Four community colleges, twelve area high schools, two Regional
Occupational Programs and two Tech-Prep programs will benefit from the project, which also includes
four professional development mini-conferences for high school and college faculty, counselors, and
administrators. Coined TechNow4u, the program will serve up to 900 students over a two-year period.
A program of the California Community College system, the Regional Environmental Business
Resource Assistance Centers Initiative (REBRAC) addresses critical security services for
businesses and the community. Personnel needs in this arena are projected to increase
10-24% over the next five years. Established to provide information and training related
to statewide emergencies, REBRAC provides instruction from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and the federal offices of Homeland Security, among other services. The Anaheim
WIB works with North Orange County Community College to coordinate REBRAC services. The WIB's
One-Stop team introduces companies to REBRAC training, determines interest, connects companies with
college intermediaries, and monitors their progress.