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    Workforce Development in Monterey County

    Date: March 9, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Corral de Tierra Country Club
    $35 Members/ $40 Non-Members/ $10 student members (if registered by 3/2/17)/ $45 walk in
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    Workforce Development in Monterey County

    Presented by Chris Donnelly, Interim Executive Director for 
    the Monterey County Workforce Development Board


    Christopher Donnelly is the Interim Executive Director for the Monterey County Workforce Development Board. As the interim the Director, Chris is responsible for implementing the Workforce Development Board’s local and regional plans to strengthen the community for both business and individuals to reach their economic potential, through the collaborative integration of employment, training, education and economic development programs.  Chris has over 19 years of experience in workforce development providing direction and oversight including board management, resource leveraging, business operations, including performance metrics, operational procedures, program design and development.  Chris’s expertise includes multi-faceted Project Management, Partner Collaboration, and coalition building, Grant Management, Policy Development and Oversight. Chris was instrumental in securing $10 million in additional funding to support regional mass layoffs for NUMMI, Cisco, and Solyndra clients.

    Chris, also has managed $2.4 million Welfare to Work Program and services to over 1,500 individuals through countywide partnership. He brings his ability to interpret legislation and grant funded programs to form cooperative collaborative that produce high performing workforce programs and regional models that benefit job seekers and employers. He has successfully managed and budgeted multi-million-dollar Department of labor funds, Rapid Response, Business Services, and One Stop Operations at the San Jose/Silicon Valley Workforce Development Board since 2000.

    Program Objectives:

    • Learn about the Monterey County Workforce Development Board that serves the central coast
    • Learn about local labor market and employment trends
    • Learn about education and training programs that support our regional industry sector needs
    • Learn how employer engagement, aligned career pathways and system alignment can help you in your industry
    • Specific programs that can be useful to employers include:
      • Rapid Response & Layoff Aversion
      • Labor Exchanges
      • Customized Job Screening & Recruitments
      • OJT and Internships
      • Networking 
      • Tax Credits
      • Health Care Initative
      • Youth Services
      • Adult & Dislocated Worker Services