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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.

Mission

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.

Values

  • 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
HSA-Info.WDB@ventura.org

 

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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.

We want your feedback!

Please help us improve our service to you! We will not sell your information and we will keep your responses confidential. 

Meetings of the WDBVC are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. The board may take action regarding any item listed on the agenda unless listed as information only. Times are approximate and subject to change. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. This meeting may be canceled without notice.

A full packet with additional details regarding the scheduled agenda items will be available at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at: https://workforceventuracounty.org/resources/meeting-packets/.

Instructions for Public Comments
The following options allow for public participation:

1. Those present for the meeting in person may request in advance of the meeting to read their own public comment or make a statement. Time is limited to 3 minutes per comment and may be shortened for time constraints depending on the volume of comments or requests to make comments that are received by the WDB.
2. If you wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Committee meeting. Please submit your comment to the WDB at HSA-Info.WDB@ventura.org. Please indicate in the Subject Line, the Agenda item number (i.e. Item No. 9). Your email will be read by the Committee and placed into the item’s record at the Committee meeting.

Public comments timely received will be read aloud during the public comment period for the agenda item specified. Failure to submit a timely comment or identify the agenda item being addressed may prevent your comment from being read at the meeting.

Any and all written comments provided to WDBVC, including all contents of emails, will be available to the public in compliance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, Government Code section 11125.1.

Accommodations
Individuals who require accommodations for their disabilities (including interpreters, sign language translation, alternate document formats, or other auxiliary aids) are requested to contact the WDBVC staff at (805) 477-5306 at least five business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure the availability of the requested accommodation. For information about the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County, go to www.workforceventuracounty.org.

Contact
If you have questions concerning the agenda, you may contact:

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
2901 N. Ventura Road, 3rd Floor
Oxnard, CA 93036
T: (805) 477-5306
hsa-info.wdb@ventura.org

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


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

Peggy Jacquez, Business Solutions Specialist

Rebecca Tafoya, Business Solutions Specialist

Rebeca Ochoa, Business Solutions Specialist

Micah Bailey, Business Solutions Specialist

Dez Robite, Management Assistant