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Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in Los Angeles

Regional Consortia
Chair/Vice Chair
Regional TA Providers Community College CEO
Serving as Regional Liaison

Co-Chair - Los Angeles: Richard Verches


Centers of Excellence in Labor Market Research:
Lori Sanchez
909.274.6106 |

K-14 Pathways (formerly SB1070 Directors):
Dr. Laura Cantu - LACCD Colleges
323.265.8646 |

Dr. Lyla Eddington - Non-LACCD Colleges
818.599.4212 |

Other Statewide TA Providers

Bill Scroggins - Los Angeles
( Andrew Jones - Orange County )

Priority Sectors in the Los Angeles 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
more info »

Jose Anaya

Ben Traina

Advanced Transportation & Renewable Energy
more info »

Peter Davis

Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912

more info »

Linda Zorn

Shari Herzfeld

Emergent Sectors in the Los Angeles Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Energy, Construction & Utilities
more info »

Jim Caldwell

Bruce Noble

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
more info »

Stephen Wright

Dan Watanabe

Other Sector Resources in the Los Angeles Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
more info »

Nancy Gutierrez


Global Trade & Logistics
more info »

Jeffrey Williamson

Leah Goold-Haws

Life Sciences/Biotech
more info »

Terri Quenzer


Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn'
more info »

Star Van Buren (Interim)

Ruth Cossio-Muniz

Small Business
more info »

Charles Eason

Doris Driver

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:

Salary Surfer

Workforce Development Board Contacts

WDB/Website WDB Director
City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board
Gregg Irish
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
Richard Verches
South East Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
Yolanda Castro
Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board
KC Nash
Foothill Workforce Development Board
Phil Dunn
Verdugo Workforce Development Board
Don Nakamoto
South Bay Workforce Investment Board
Jan Vogel

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.

*Includes El Camino College Compton Community Educational Center
Student & Employer Job Portal

Other Resources & Publications

The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

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
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office