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Mother Lode

Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne Counties

Mother Lode Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in Mother Lode

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

Chair: Karri Hammerstrom


Centers of Excellence in Labor Market Research:
Nora Seronello
209.575.6894 |

K-14 Pathways (formerly SB1070 Directors):
Leticia Garza

Other Statewide TA Providers

Carole Goldsmith

Priority Sectors in the Mother Lode 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

Business & Entrepreneurship

Charles Eason

Alese Campbell
209.954.5069 (office)
209.481.9605 (cell)

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media

Stephen Wright

Dennis Mohle
559.442.4600 x 8471

Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn'


Vince Roos

Emergent Sectors in the Mother Lode Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Advanced Manufacturing

Gurminder Sangha
Twitter: @gurminder2014



John Cordova
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred

Valerie Fisher

Other Sector Resources in the Mother Lode Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Advanced Transportation & Logistics

Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912


Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies

Nancy Gutierrez

Krista Vannest

Energy, Construction & Utilities

James Morante


Global Trade

Leah Goold-Haws

Jeanette Benson

Life Sciences/Biotech

Terri Quenzer


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

County WDB/Website WDB Director
Alpine Golden Sierra Workforce Development Board
Jason Buckingham
Inyo, Mono Kern, Inyo, Mono Workforce Development Board
David Smith
Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne Mother Lode Job Training
Jeff Dickason

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 & Contacts

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