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Central Valley

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties

Central Valley Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in Central Valley

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 Central 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
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
Nancy Gutierrez
Krista Vannest
John Cordova
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred
Valerie Fisher

Emergent Sectors in the Central Valley Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Energy, Construction & Utilities
James Morante
Global Trade
Leah Goold-Haws
Jeanette Benson

Other Sector Resources in the Central Valley Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912
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
Life Sciences/Biotech
Terri Quenzer
Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn' Joy Hermsen
Vince Roos

Regional Data Resources

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
Fresno Workforce Connection
Blake Konczal
Kern Kern/Inyo/Mono Counties Workforce Investment Board
Teresa Hitchcock
Kings Kings County Workforce Investment Board
John Lehn
Madera Madera County Works
Elaine Craig
Merced Merced Country Workforce Investment Board
Robert Morris
San Benito San Benito County Workforce Development Board
Enrique Arreola
San Joaquin San Joaquin County WorkNet
John Solis
Stanislaus Stanislaus Economic Development & Workforce Alliance
Jeffrey Rowe
Tulare Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County
Adam Peck

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.

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