Bringing People & Opportunities Together
Tri-County Regional Energy Network
Going Green = New Jobs
The Tri-County Regional Energy Network, a program with many words and a much shorter acronym: 3C-Ren is all about using the unique regional attributes of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties to deliver energy efficiencies. This initiative could have a significant impact on residential energy efficiency for new developments representing both job creation, and more affordable living options for our community. Alejandra Tellez, Management Analyst at the County of Ventura and Anthony Mireles, President and Business Representative for the Laborers International Union of North America “Local 585” and WDB Member, joined KVTA host Tom Spence in the January Workforce Wednesday to discuss the 3C-Ren program.
2018 WDB Award Winners
Join us in honoring the 2018 WDB Award winners at the WDB’s February 28th Board Meeting at the Ventura County Office of Education from 8 am to 10 am. This year's Collaborative Action Award recognizes a coalition of organizations who created the Health Occupations Pipeline Education (HOPE) program . The Youth Opportunity Award winners, include the Ventura County Civic Alliance and the Oxnard Union High School District for development of the “Summer at City Hall” program. The WDB Leadership Award acknowledges Emily Barany for her effort in creating the website 805 HELP to connect resources with those impacted by regional disasters.

Partner Focus:
VC Department of Child Support Services
The mission of the Ventura County Department of Child Support Services (VCDCSS) is to promote the best interests and well-being of children and families by working to ensure that children receive adequate and appropriate support from both custodial and non-custodial parents. “My hope is that we can work with WDB to assist our parents that owe child support in receiving the resources they need to become employable,” said Teri Pederson, VCDCSS Outreach and Training Coordinator. “Our agency looks forward to collaborating with the WDB; together we can build stronger families which will result in stronger communities.”

WDB Salutes Members
Welcome & Thank you!
The WDB welcomes new member Rosa Serrato , Corporate Human Resources Business Partner at Reiter Affiliated Companies. We also thank three retiring members for a combined 19 years of board service including: Jim Faul , 2009-2019, former Board Chair, Vice-Chair and Outreach Committee member, Dr. Roger Rice , 2013-2019, Youth and Program Committee member, and Byron Lindros , 2015-2018, Manufacturing Committee member.

PathPoint Success
Youth Networked Services
Elena, is a first-generation immigrant who sacrificed her education to help support her disabled single mother. She graduated high school at 23 and found employment assistance through PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services in Ventura County. After completing both a paid internship and Phlebotomy class, Elena says she wouldn’t know what to do without the opportunity PathPoint provided her for her future.
CLICK HERE to follow her story.

Workforce Wednesday
Tune in to Tom Spence on KVTA 1590-AM for the next Workforce Wednesday, February 20, at 8:30 AM
Topic: Apprenticeships & Workforce Development Opportunities at the Port!

Connect Ventura County
Worth The Read
The Workforce Development Board administers federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act funds that help to support America’s Job Center of California locations and other free adult, youth and employer programs and services in Ventura County.
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2901 N. Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036

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