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Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County

Silicon Valley Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in Silicon Valley

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 Silicon Valley 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
Gurminder Sangha
Twitter: @gurminder2014
Mark Martin
John Cordova
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
Stephen Wright
Richard Grotegut
Cell: 925.354.8785

Emergent Sectors in the Silicon Valley Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912
Pamela Gutman
Energy, Construction & Utilities
James Morante

Other Sector Resources in the Silicon Valley Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
Nancy Gutierrez
Business & Entrepreneurship
Charles Eason
Global Trade
Leah Goold-Haws
Life Sciences/Biotech
Terri Quenzer
Josie Sette
Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn'
TBA Courtney Twietmeyer

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

Area WDB/Website WDB Director
San Benito San Benito Workforce Development Board
Enrique Arreola
San Jose Work2Future
Chris Donnelly
Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale North Valley Job Training Consortium (NOVA)
Kris Stadelman

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