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Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Inland Empire/Desert Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in the Inland Empire/Desert region

Regional Consortia
Chair/Vice Chair
Regional TA Providers Community College CEO
Serving as Regional Liaison
Chair:  Julie Pehkonen
951.222.8026
Julie.Pehkonen@rcc.edu

Website: www.desertcolleges.org/
Centers of Excellence in Labor Market Research:
Michael Goss
909.652.7754 | michael.goss@chaffey.edu

Guided Pathways:
Angelica Ibarra, aibarra@cccco.edu
Leslie Valmonte, lvalmonte@cccco.edu

K-14 Pathways (formerly SB1070 Directors):
TBA

Other Statewide TA Providers
Ed Knudson
Antelope Valley College
eknudson@avc.edu

Priority Sectors in the Inland Empire/Desert 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
Alan Braggins
909.652.7695
Alan.Braggins@chaffey.edu
Twitter: @DSN_Alan
Global Trade
citd.org
Leah Goold-Haws
562.938.3240
lgoold-haws@lbcc.edu
TBA
Health
www.ca-hwi.org
John Cordova
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred
661.259.7800 x3074
john.cordova@canyons.edu
Wendy Deras
760.636.7945
wederas@collegeofthedesert.edu

Emergent Sectors in the Inland Empire/Desert Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
www.atreeducation.org
Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912
jmalig@cerritos.edu
TBA
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
ict-dm.net
Stephen Wright
805.496.8583
steve@wrightca.com
Susanne Mata
909.382.4067
smata@sbccd.cc.ca.us

Other Sector Resources in the Inland Empire Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
calagcc.org
agnrcurriculum.com
Nancy Gutierrez
559.637.2530
nancy.gutierrez@reedleycollege.edu
N/A
Business & Entrepreneurship
www.smallbusinesssector.net
Charles Eason
707.863.7846
Charles.eason@solano.edu
Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy
760.954.5334
Lisak.kennedy@vvc.edu
Energy, Construction & Utilities
ecusectordwm.com
James Morante
530.760.5270
morantecomms@gmail.com
Jon Caffery
760.668.4370 (cell) 
jcaffery@collegeofthedesert.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
N/A

Regional Data Resources

Economic Indicators Economic Indicators Labor Market Research Labor Market Research

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
Riverside Riverside County Workforce Development Board
www.rivcoworkforce.com/
Heidi Marshall
hmarshall@rivcoeda.org
San Bernadino San Bernadino County Workforce Investment Board
www.cms.sbcounty.gov/wib
Reg Javier
Reg.javier@wdd.sbcounty.gov

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.

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