Central Valley

South San Joaquin Valley Industrial Summit, October 26th, 2017.

FCOE Career Tech Night: Valley High School Students Exploring Careers

October 15, 2014   Fresno (DWM) – Jim Yovino, Superintendent of Schools was very excited by the collaborative effort of  public and private organizations coming together to support student success by providing opportunity for valley students to explore careers with Valley employers. Central Region… Read More »

DSNs Attended “Linking Sector Strategies & Education Reform”

October 8, 2014 Visalia (DWM) – Several Central Valley & Mother Lode Regions Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN’s) joined in a conference to learn about and support the Career Pathway Trust grantee recipient, Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium. Louann Waldner, Dean, Career Technical Education & Workforce… Read More »

Fresno City College Workforce Development Dean Visits JoAnn Fabrics

October 2, 2014   Visalia (DWM) – “My goal is to offer the training programs which meet employer’s needs and to understand what employers expect, I need to continue to invest my time in learning and have an intimate knowledge of their operations.” Natalie… Read More »

Metrics Improve Manufacturing Performance

In the Central Valley, Gurminder Sangha is the Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator for California Community Colleges. He can be a resource for businesses that are looking for ways to improve their processes using lean and other process improvement tools. Reach him at (559)… Read More »

Technical Education is a Ticket to the American Dream

At a time when many high schools have reduced the number of “shop” classes, there is more demand for skilled workers who know how things work, ways to take them apart, repair them and keep them running. Parents who have been pushing their high… Read More »

$50,000 grant for FCOE

          July 16, 2014   Fresno County Office of Education contact: Lisa Birrell, (559) 304-7342, lbirrell@fcoe.org     Pumping steam into STEM: FCOE received $50,000 grant. The Fresno County Office of Education received a $50,000 grant from the Deputy Sector… Read More »

Central Valley Colleges Develop Skilled Workers

Businesses can upgrade employees’ skills and recruit students prepared for employment by working Community Colleges in the Central Valley and Mother Lode regions. Employees and prospective workers can take courses as well as earn certificates and degrees sought after by regional employers. In addition,… Read More »

Central Valley Manufacturing Mission

Central Valley Manufacturing, housed at College of the Sequoias, works with businesses and educators throughout the Central Valley. According to Gurminder Sangha, Deputy Sector Navigator for Advanced Manufacturing in the Central Valley, his mission is to serve as a hub for industry-specific workforce development.… Read More »

How to fill the Manufacturing Skills gap

The movie, Manufacturing Skills Gap, was posted by the McClatchy Washington Bureau on May 22, 2014. It describes how colleges are working with industry to address the skills mismatch – those looking for jobs don’t have the skills required by manufacturers. According to the… Read More »