Education and Guidance for a

Constructive Career

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.


The CCCE team fosters new connections within the construction management industry and provides educational and engagement opportunities to our students, alumni, and industry partners. The Center Director, Program Manager and our team of dedicated students look forward to collaborating with you to develop future construction leaders in your organization.

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









The vision of the CMAC is to assist the Construction Management Department in supporting the construction industry by developing consistently well-prepared and diverse graduates who have both superior technical and interpersonal skills to transform the construction industry. CMAC also hosts a variety of mixers throughout the year to further engage alumni seeking networking opportunities with fellow alumni and industry partners. These mixers also benefit students by increasing their engagement opportunities with welcoming alumni and interested industry professionals. CMAC committees are dedicated to enhancing specific areas of engagement, growth, and partnerships. Each committee extends a great benefit to alumni, industry partners, and students.



Latest Past Events

Harris Construction Co., Inc. – Info Session

Harris Construction Co., Inc.Industrial in Bldg. 186-B202Ashlee Hornerhr@harrisconstruction.comWednesday, May 10, 2023 at 6:00 PMOpen Positions: Full Time (starting January 2023) | Full Time (starting after June 2023 graduation) | Internship (Summer...

West Valley Construction Company Inc. – Meet and Greet

West Valley Construction Company Inc. Heavy Civil in Bldg. 186-A203 XL Conference RoomInterviews in Bldg. 186-A211Interview Sign Ups: Click HereLauren Vorhislvorhis@wvcc.comWednesday, May 10, 2023 at 11:00 AMOpen Positions: Full Time (starting...

Shaw Construction – Info Session

Shaw ConstructionCommercial in Bldg. 186-B202Interviews in Bldg. 186-A213Interview Sign Ups: Click HereNicholas Lafollettenicklafollette@shawconstruction.netTuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:00 PMOpen Positions: Full Time (starting January 2023) | Full Time (starting after June...