The Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County (Tulare WIB), in partnership with community partners and Deputy Sector Navigators, have developed and maintained two active industry sector committees - Health Care and Industrial. They have also established a relationship with Tulare County Farm Bureau to gather input from a collective agriculture voice.
Examples of Regional Projects:
Advanced Manufacturing 101: The goal of the Advanced Manufacturing 101 project is to help high school and college faculty improve advanced manufacturing education and support student preparation. Through a series of advanced manufacturing facility tours, industry partners engage in dialogue about education and skill gaps and provide professional development and curriculum support to education partners.
Growing Health Leaders Conference: The goal of the Growing Health Leaders Conference is to increase awareness of students and teachers about the emerging careers within the healthcare field.
By bringing sectors together, we are able to leverage and align resources in a strategic way. Industry partnerships link education and economic development and enable us to be flexible and responsive, developing pathways to high-earning, high growth careers.
In August 2011, the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), on behalf of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley (CPSJV), prepared a Valley-wide industry cluster analysis and a regional strategy - Cluster Action Plan − to catalyze the growth of priority clusters. The goal of the project was to support improved regional economic performance, sustainability, and shared opportunity for Valley residents, businesses and communities. As a result, the CPSJV analysis developed and affirmed regional priority clusters. The priority clusters are:
Health and Wellness
Industrial (connected to all of the clusters)
Public Sector Infrastructure (Construction)