About BayICT

Who We Are

The BayICT Partnership is a collaboration between Bay Area community colleges, tech companies, and community organizations united under the common goal of creating a diverse and locally-grown tech workforce.

What We Do

Strengthen collaboration between the tech industry and our member colleges.

  • Support the preparation of our students through work-based learning.

  • Connect our college faculty with industry experts and resources.

  • Connect our employer partners with a talent pipeline.

Current Projects

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) technologies are a cornerstone of current systems design and implementation. Our goal is  to help match the ever increasing labor demand with industry supported community college efforts, creating model curriculum and providing professional development. 

Using their 40% CTE Enhancement Fund, Bay Area Community Colleges joined together to establish a remotely shared information and communication technologies (ICT) lab facility to serve their ICT students who need hands-on skills demanded by ICT employers. 

This project is intended to support the creation and implementation of a Regional Virtual Production Academy by defining virtual production model curriculum using existing courses and certificates and delivering a suite of collaborative credentials including stackable certificates, an associate degree, and possibly a baccalaureate degree.

Bay Cyber’s Mission is to help students, and by extension, our communities, become safer technology users and guide them towards a career in Information Technology/ Cybersecurity.

BayICT Support Team

Sarah Ferguson



Richard Grotegut


Professional Development

Olivia Herriford


Project Management

Ray Kaupp



Dan Montoya

66 Training Services, LLC 

Project Management

L Tabata

Strategic Designs, LLC


Latest News

Intel Innovation 2023

Ángel G. Fuentes, the Dean of Business and Workforce Development at Evergreen Valley College, recently presented at the Intel Innovation…

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2021 Q4 ICT-DM Newsletter

Employer Engagement News A key BayICT strategy for employer engagement is to identify and develop relationships with organizations seeking to…

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2021 Q1 Newsletter

Happy 1st Quarter of 2021! In the past few months we have hosted a very successful series of Tech Talks,…

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February Tech Talk Playback

Kathryn Brillhart is a Cinematographer, Director, and Producer who leverages volumetric capture, visualization techniques, and supervising visual effects to enhance…

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January Tech Talk

One of the highest-demand technology careers right now is Data Analytics. Basically, these jobs involve using specialized software to look…

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NextGen Info Session

Thank you for all who attended our December 7th NextGen Cyber Talent info session! If you have any questions, please…

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RVPA Academy Advisory Meeting

During this meeting, we provided an update on our virtual production curriculum development, including the newly designed Certificate of Achievement…

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November Tech Talk

A Fireside Chat with CCSF Alum, Soledad Antelada Toledano: Making your way into the cybersecurity workforce.

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September Tech Talk

Our panelists bring the perspectives of a tech recruiter and software engineering exec who both hired hundreds of engineers, and…

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AIDA 9/14 Kickoff

Release Date September 14, 2022 For Immediate Release OAKLAND – A new regional joint venture(RJV) hosted its kickoff today to…

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