Check out the 2015-16 ITK Annual Report!

“We want to create those WOW moments when students dig deep and realize their true talent and potential. We believe these investments will inspire higher number of students to seek higher education.They will have a better chance at higher wage jobs which drives economic growth. And, of course, this helps build a strong talent pipeline.” […]

TK SunPower Summer Solar Energy Academy 2016

“SunPower is proud of this relationship not only because it was the first school district partner who asked us to their CTE education initiatives, but because Innovate T-K has been a leader in innovative, effective and game-changing CTE education programming!” Renee Solari, Program Manager, Educational Services at SunPower Corporation   “SunPower Corporation has been a […]

Meet Gilbert Bareng

“It only takes one moment to change someone’s life.” Anyone that knows Gilbert Bareng knows that he’s a possibility guy. Which is exactly way our region is fortunate to have the Vice President and Principal Architect of Mangini Associates, Inc. Gilbert is the Chair of the Innovate Tulare-Kings Leadership Council and was recognized by NAF (formerly known […]

Meet Kerry Hydash

“Our businesses are only as successful as our employees.” We think the world of Kerry Hydash, President and CEO of Family HealthCare Network (FHCN). She’s been very involved with ITK’s Leadership Council, has helped lead one of signature events – the Growing Health Leaders Conference every October – and is an Industry Contact and Mentor […]

Workforce Data Newsletter | Volume 1, Issue 3

Compared to January 2015, the January 2016 Tulare County Employment Report shows a decrease in the unemployment rate and an increase in employment. Additional highlights from the recent report include: Tulare County’s unemployment rate was 12.3 percent in January 2016, down from the year-ago estimate of 13.7 percent and up from a revised 12.2 percent […]

Innovation & Opportunity Network: Implementing WIOA: Voices of Experience

February 16, 2016 Over 80 local one-stop teams took part in ETA’s first ever Customer Centered Design Challenge in Washington DC, learning through a seven week online course and receiving one-on-one intensive coaching in how to use “design thinking” principles as they re-design their services under WIOA. Listen to participants across teams share their experiences […]

National Association of Workforce Boards – The Road to Sector Success

“An increasing number of workforce boards are using sectoral strategies to strengthen their outreach to the business community in their area and to build stronger links with regional economic development efforts. Success among workforce boards using this strategy points to lessons learned that can be used by other boards considering a sector approach. This guide […]

Characteristics of a High Performing Industry Partnership: The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

  “The National Fund defines an industry partnership as a dynamic collaboration of a regional group of employers— typically from a particular industry sector, but sometimes from multiple sectors or based around a set of occupations—who convene regularly with the assistance of a workforce intermediary. Employer members discuss their shared human-resources issues, exchange information about […]