The California Center for Construction Education (CCCE) is the liaison between Cal Poly alumni, students, and industry partners in order to create a network of leaders in the construction industry. The CCCE is the external-facing unit of Cal Poly’s Construction Management Department and acts as a clearinghouse for industry leadership, knowledge, technology, and innovation.
The CCCE establishes and sustains a high level of engagement with the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry to provide enrichment and networking opportunities for students, faculty, and partners. The CCCE facilitates numerous recruitment and hiring events, and educational programs for industry professionals, helping them find and attract talented Cal Poly Construction Management students.
The CCCE partners with the Construction Management Advisory Council (CMAC) to provide industry professional experience and guidance to strengthen student success.
Dr. Jeong Woo is currently a Professor and the Construction Management Department Head at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Jeong is an active researcher and educator in Design-Build, Building Information Modeling (BIM), building energy efficiency, and construction information technologies. His teaching area includes BIM/VDC, design-build studio, construction estimating, construction scheduling, project management, and construction methods. He received ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) National Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and ASC National Outstanding Researcher Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture and M.S. in Construction Management at Texas A&M University.
PHONE: 805 756 5493
Scott Kelting has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Scott is a Professor in the Department of Construction Management. Prior to academia, Scott worked with project delivery teams to manage the operations of construction for both healthcare and housing projects. Scott enjoys cultivating and enhancing the connection between the CM Department and Industry. His research interests include the scholarship of teaching, educational facilities, multiple stakeholder decision-making, housing, sustainability and education.
PHONE: 805 756 6315
Rachell Smith is a Cal Poly alumnus (Graphic Design, ‘11) and the connector and liaison between industry partners serving the built environment and Construction Management students and faculty. Rachell manages the day-to-day operations of CCCE, and is the point-of-contact for industry professionals seeking assistance. Her goal is to build, maintain and manage long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders, industry partners and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) leaders. She engages alumni, faculty, and students to find internships, hands-on field experience, and research/consulting opportunities; oversees the Carpenter Apprenticeship Program; and assists industry partners with various student recruitment opportunities.
PHONE: 805 756 1723
Under direct supervision of the CCCE Program Manager, Rachell Smith, our student ambassadors aid CCCE in its primary activities and cultivate essential professional skills. The Ambassador Program is structured as a growth opportunity for students, allowing them to expand their professional networks and learn business best practices while developing into a group of confident and professional champions that represent the CCCE, CMAC, and CM Department.
PHONE: 805 756 1323