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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Workforce Development Board shall be to provide strategic planning, policy development, oversight, and evaluation of the local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system;

The Workforce Development Board shall provide leadership to support the best practices of the public and private sectors to create a demand-driven, dynamic, efficient, and effective Workforce Investment Board;

The Workforce Development Board shall develop innovative models that effectively acquire and leverage alternative funding sources to offer access to all services; and

The Workforce Development Board shall contribute to a healthy economy that is filled with jobs that are built with integrity and offer positive experiences by empowering the community members and businesses with the knowledge and skills to be successful.


To improve the economy by promoting and supporting alignment of workforce and educational programs with priority industry sectors and local business needs.

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Mr. Harold Dorsey shares his heartfelt story of personal journey from self-doubt to a strong sense of belonging. He spoke of the essential role his employer, the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, played in showing faith and trust in him, and shared that he began to believe in himself because of his employer’s support and confidence. Learn more...


In an interview with Dennis Donohue, Director of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, on the question of the future of the current workforce and technological changes in Agriculture, he stated, "In order to be successful, we are also going to need to involve our current workforce as we undergo this transition." Learn more...


A roundtable Hospitality discussion was held on December 5th, 2018, led by Jade Arn, the Director of Workforce and Economic Development for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and attended by Human Resources executives from some of the largest hotels and prestige properties along the Monterey Peninsula. Lean more...

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