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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 - click here for printable directory

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 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
more info »

Jose Anaya

Gurminder Sangha

Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
more info »

Nancy Gutierrez

Krista Vannest

more info »

Linda Zorn

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
more info »

Jim Caldwell


Global Trade & Logistics
more info »

Jeffrey Williamson

Jeanette Benson

Other Sector Resources in the Central Valley Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Advanced Transportation & Renewable Energy
more info »

Peter Davis


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

Stephen Wright

Dennis Mohle
559.442.4600 x 8471

Life Sciences/Biotech
more info »

Terri Quenzer


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

Star Van Buren (Interim)

Terry Plett

Small Business
more info »

Charles Eason

Alese Campbell
209.954.5069 Office

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


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

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.
Student & Employer Job Portal

Other Resources & Publications

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
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