Regional Digest
March 2018
  The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC)
is a consortium of eleven Northern California Counties established to address the needs of job seekers and businesses in our region. Our mission: To develop strategic partnerships and solutions to meet the workforce needs
of business and job seekers, promoting the economic growth of our region.
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About NoRTEC 
NoRTEC (Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium) is a regional Workforce Development Board in California funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 

The NoRTEC Workforce Development Board is led by private industry representatives from Butte, Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties.

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Th e North State Grow Manufacturing Initiative (GMI) has provided a model for a similar program emerging in the Sacramento Valley. The Sacramento group has been building a program based on the best practices of the North State GMI.
GMI, which is sponsored and staffed by NoRTEC, is a partnership of North State manufacturers who have come together to address the needs of their industry.  Other partners and sponsors of GMI include California Manufacturing and Technology Consulting, Butte College, Shasta College, CSU Chico and PG&E.
In addition to providing a forum for local manufacturers to collaborate, GMI has a developed a “train-the-trainer” program for high school teachers, organized factory tours for students and hosted an annual Manufacturing Expo.
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