About Us

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) administers the distribution of federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds that help support America’s Job and Career Center locations in Ventura County and other Ventura County adult education, employer and youth programs. Through the effective use of WIOA funds and strong private and public-sector partnerships, WDB-supported programs offer quality workforce development resources at no cost to program participants. The WDB works to ensure that Ventura County has a strong, relevant workforce that can support the changing needs of employers and that adult job seekers have access to the resources necessary to receive education and achieve success.

Shared Vision

The Ventura County region has a high quality, appropriately skilled workforce that is ready and able to support the evolving business needs of employers in a dynamic, competitive, global economic environment.


The WDBVC builds and nurtures strong local partnerships and collaborates to design a workforce system that creates upward mobility opportunities for individuals in order to meet and anticipate the needs of employers while advancing the local economy.


  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Responsiveness to the needs of individuals and businesses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Strategic Goals 2022-23

  1. Increase support to job seekers with barriers to employment
  2. Develop and implement a regional Information & Communications Technology Work Based Learning pathway
  3. Expand the performance dashboard that tracks customers served by all WDBVC programs
  4. Develop a marketing strategy to expand awareness of WDBVC services and resources to job seekers and employers across the region
  5. Expand employer engagement to support employers in region who need a ready workforce and place job seekers
  6. Analyze WDBVC board governance and legal structures
  7. Equity and Inclusion throughout existing policies, programming, and representation

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
2901 N. Ventura Road, Third Floor
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 477-5306


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The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County is part of the Public Workforce System, a network of federal, state, and local offices that support economic expansion and develop the talent of the nation’s workforce.

The WDBVC serves as a connector between the U.S. Department of Labor and the America’s Job Center of California that deliver services to workers and employers. The WDBVCs’ role is to develop regional strategic plans and set funding priorities for Ventura County.

As one of our many functions, the WDBVC facilitates partnerships between local businesses with similar training needs. The WDBVC also relies on labor market information to develop sector strategies that focus resources on a particular high-growth industry for Ventura County.

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Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
2901 N. Ventura Road, Third Floor
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 477-5306

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County Staff


Rebecca Evans, Executive Director

Norman Albances, Assistant Director 

Patricia Duffy, Sr. Administration Manager

Andrea Sanchez, Sr. Administration Manager

Don Frick, Performance and Compliance Manager

Cynthia Avila, Business Solutions Manager

Colleen Smith, Business Solutions Specialist

Dez Robite, Management Assistant