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Santa Cruz/Monterey

Santa Cruz/Monterey Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in Santa Cruz/Monterey

Regional Consortia
Chair/Vice Chair
Regional TA Providers 2013 Community College CEO
Serving as Regional Liaison

Chair: Rock Pfotenhauer
831.479.6482 |

Director: Kit O’Doherty
650.560.9798 |


Centers of Excellence in Labor Market Research:
John Carrese
415.452.5529 |

K-14 Pathways (formerly SB1070 Directors):
Sharon Turner
650.949.6967 |

Other Statewide TA Providers

Judy Miner

Priority Sectors in the Santa Cruz/Monterey 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

Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
more info »

Nancy Gutierrez

David Esmaili

more info »

John Cordova (Interim)
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell)

Ann Durham (Interim)

Cynthia Harrison
408.855.5340 or 408.855.5215

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

Stephen Wright

Richard Grotegut
Cell: 925.354.8785

Emergent Sectors in the Santa Cruz/Monterey Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship
more info »

Charles Eason

Gabriela Sapp

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

Star Van Buren (Interim)

Andrea Vizenor
650.766.5060 (Cell)
650.738.7124 (Office)

Other Sector Resources in the Santa Cruz/Monterey Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Advanced Manufacturing
more info »

Jose Anaya

Mark Martin

Advanced Transportation & Logistics
more info »

Peter Davis

Pamela Gutman

Energy, Construction & Utilities
more info »

Jim Caldwell

Bruce Greenstein

Global Trade
more info »

Jeffrey Williamson

Petural “PJ” Shelton

Yvonne Reid

Life Sciences/Biotech
more info »

Terri Quenzer

Josie Sette

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
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County Workforce Investment Board
Andy Stone
Monterey Monterey County Workforce Development Board
Joyce Aldrich

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.
Student & Employer Job Portal

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