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Central Valley

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties

Central Valley Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in Central Valley

Regional Consortia
Chair/Vice Chair
Regional TA Providers Community College CEO
Serving as Regional Liaison
Chair: Karri Hammerstrom
559.324.6476
karri.hammerstrom@reedleycollege.edu

Website: crconsortium.com
Centers of Excellence in Labor Market Research:
Nora Seronello
209.575.6894 | seronellon@mjc.edu

K-14 Pathways (formerly SB1070 Directors):
Leticia Garza
leticia.garza@kccd.edu

Other Statewide TA Providers
Carole Goldsmith

Priority Sectors in the Central Valley Region

Industry sectors that are a priority focus in the region; these sectors have training program investments that are either in the start-up phase (e.g. enrolling clients) or are currently delivering training and/or other services to job seekers and employers

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Manufacturing
www.makingitincalifornia.com
Gurminder Sangha
559.688.3047
gurminders@cos.edu
Twitter: @gurminder2014
TBA
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
www.calagcc.org
agnrcurriculum.com
Nancy Gutierrez
559.637.2530
nancy.gutierrez@reedleycollege.edu
Krista Vannest
209.575.6449
vannestk@mjc.edu
Health
www.ca-hwi.org
John Cordova
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred
john.cordova@canyons.edu
Valerie Fisher
559.737.6252
valerief@cos.edu

Emergent Sectors in the Central Valley Region

Investments in training programs for these industry sectors are in the planning phase

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Energy, Construction & Utilities
ecusectordwm.com
James Morante
530.760.5270
morantecomms@gmail.com
TBA
Global Trade
citd.org
Leah Goold-Haws
562.938.3240
lgoold-haws@lbcc.edu
Jeanette Benson
209.384.5892
benson.j@mccd.edu

Other Sector Resources in the Central Valley Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
www.atreeducation.org
Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912
jmalig@cerritos.edu
N/A
Business & Entrepreneurship
www.smallbusinesssector.net
Charles Eason
707.863.7846
charles.eason@solano.edu
Alese Campbell
209.954.5069 (office)
209.481.9605 (cell)
acampbell@deltacollege.edu
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
ict-dm.net
Stephen Wright
805.496.8583
steve@wrightca.com
Dennis Mohle
559.442.4600 x 8471
dennis.mohle@fresnocitycollege.edu
Life Sciences/Biotech
www.calbiotechcareers.org
Terri Quenzer
619.388.7284
tquenzer@sdccd.edu
N/A
Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn' Joy Hermsen
415.758.1077
Hermsen_Joy@rsccd.edu
Vince Roos
209.386.6734
vincent.roos@mccd.edu

Regional Data Resources

Sector Reports
For questions or to commission follow-on custom reports, please contact: Laura Coleman, Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Information, Email: colemal@losrios.edu

Salary Surfer

Workforce Development Board Contacts

County WDB/Website WDB Director
Fresno Workforce Connection
www.workforce-connection.com
Blake Konczal
bkonczal@workforce-connection.com
Kern Kern/Inyo/Mono Counties Workforce Investment Board
www.etronline.com/wib-menu.asp
Teresa Hitchcock
hitchcockt@co.kern.ca.us
Kings Kings County Workforce Investment Board
www.kingsworkforce.org/
John Lehn
john.lehn@co.kings.ca.us
Madera Madera County Works
www.maderaworkforce.org
Elaine Craig
ecraig@maderaworkforce.org
Merced Merced Country Workforce Investment Board
www.mercedwib.com
Robert Morris
rmorris@co.merced.ca.us
San Benito San Benito County Workforce Development Board
www.sbcjobs.org/wdb
Enrique Arreola
earreola@cosb.us
San Joaquin San Joaquin County WorkNet
www.sjcworknet.org
John Solis
jsolis@sjcworknet.org
Stanislaus Stanislaus Economic Development & Workforce Alliance
allianceworknet.com/
Jeffrey Rowe
rowej@stanalliance.com
Tulare Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County
www.tularewib.org
Adam Peck
apeck@tcwib.org

Community College Resources

For workforce training needs at a specific college, you may want to contact the CEO (also known as President, Chancellor, or Superintendent) of the college. The Dean or Vice President of CTE/Workforce Development/Contract Education are additional titles that can be of help to you. If you cannot find a contact, consider emailing the Regional Consortia Chair above for assistance.

Other Resources & Publications


The Opportunity
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The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
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  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
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