November 11, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Bellas to Serve on Technology Coalitions Board of Directors
Peter Bellas, director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) at College of the Canyons, has been elected to serve on the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC). His four-year term will begin in January.
It is an honor to be selected by the member institutions to serve this organization, Bellas said. The NCATCs close relationship with legislators and organizations such as the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing and the National Science Foundation will help College of the Canyons in its efforts to stay at the forefront of trends, technology programs and grants.
Bellas was elected to the post during an NCATC conference in St. Louis in October.
The NCATC was conceived in 1988 to help community and technical colleges take the lead in economic and workforce development. Its membership includes more than 150 college and university centers that promote the use of technology to enhance academic, economic and workforce development programs and services. The college has been a member since 1998.
With the growth in technology in all aspects of manufacturing, College of the Canyons must stay on the leading edge of developments in new manufacturing processes, said Dena Maloney, dean of economic development. Our representation on the NCATC board will help in related initiatives, such as the establishment of a high-tech business incubator on the College of the Canyons campus, based on a technology platform using digital manufacturing.