Our mission is to engage business partners in regional strategies that advance economic objectives, measure impact, and enhance education and workforce partnerships.


 

Return on Investment

Bringing together stakeholders to evaluate the efficiency of our region's investment in creating career pathways and preparing the future workforce.

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Alignment to our Regional Economy

Aligning our regional economy's needs with economic development, workforce development and education systems paves the way for real change.

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Business Engagement & Work-Based Learning

Creating a continuum of meaningful learning experiences for our young people takes a network of dedicated and inspired employers opening their doors.

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Work-Based Learning in Tulare and Kings County 2017

Tulare and Kings Counties is a hub for work-based learning (WBL) opportunities for our students. A few highlights from 2017: Nearly 12,000 students engaged in some form of WBL. Students interacted with industry partners more than 600 times, which breaks down to an average of 23 professional interactions a week during the school year. More […]

Meet Valerie Fisher, MA, R.N.

“I am not sure where I would be today if I had not had the opportunity to start my life’s journey at a community college. This is where I pursued my dream of becoming a registered nurse.” Can you describe your role as Deputy Sector Navigator at Health Workforce Initiative at California Community Colleges? What about […]

Meet Nancy Lockwood

“Seeing through my rose-colored glasses, I see a future in which businesses bringing in interns, offering tours and job shadowing is the norm – an everyday part of being in business. In which high school interns return to that business and secure a summer job. In which students graduate high school prepared to go to […]

Meet Colby Wells

“I was born and raised in the Valley and I want to do my part to make this region successful and prosperous.  When the business community works with education we can help grow students that want to stay in the area and make a difference.” What’s the most common response we hear when we ask […]