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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 |

Guided Pathways:
Laura G. Lara-Brady,

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' Joy Hermsen
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