Centers of Excellence

California Targeted Industry Reports

EWD's Centers of Excellence (COE) support business and industry through its nationally recognized industry reports. The real-time regional and local labor market research and data is validated directly by California business and industry. Our environmental scans and customized reports are used by business and industry to access current, relevant labor market information about wages, career ladders, and the offerings currently provided by community colleges. Click here for a list of some of the organizations we've served.

Centers of Excellence

Inform – through real-time regional and local labor market research and data validated by industry partners.

Connect – business and industry with community colleges, and workforce and economic development professionals who are committed to developing an outstanding workforce.

Advance – the economic and workforce development mission of California's community colleges in partnering with business and industry and preparing the workforce to succeed in the future.

Contact

Statewide COE Lead: Laura Coleman
Phone: (916) 563-3235
Email: colemal@losrios.edu
Web: www.coeccc.net

Centers of Excellence

Bay Region COE
Contact the Bay Region COE regarding Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

John Carrese
Center Director
Bay Region

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
Cloud Hall, Rm 233
San Francisco, CA 94112

Phone: 

(415) 452-5529

jcarrese@ccsf.edu
South Central Region COE
Contact the South Central Region COE regarding San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Laura Coleman
Center Director
South Central Region

Los Rios CCD
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 

(916) 563-3235

colemal@losrios.edu
San Diego-Imperial Region COE
Contact the San Diego-Imperial Region COE regarding Imperial and San Diego counties.

Zhenya Lindstrom
Center Director
San Diego-Imperial

Chaffey College
5897 College Park Avenue
Chino, CA 91710

Phone: 

(909) 652-8043

zhenya.lindstrom@chaffey.edu
Central California Region COE
Contact the Central California Region COE regarding Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties.

Jenni Abbott
Center Director
Central California Region

Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

Phone: 

(209) 575-7795

abbottj@mjc.edu
Northern California Region COE
Contact the Northern California Region COE regarding Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Theresa Milan
Center Director
Northern California Region

Los Rios CCD
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 

(916) 563-3221

milant@losrios.edu
LA-Orange Region COE
Contact the LA-Orange Region COE regarding Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Lori Sanchez
Center Director
LA-Orange Region

Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Ave., Bldg. 21D
Walnut, CA 91789

Phone:

(909) 274-6106

lsanchez144@mtsac.edu
Desert Region COE
Contact the Desert Region COE regarding Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Zhenya Lindstrom
Interim Center Director
Desert Region

Chaffey College
5897 College Park Avenue
Chino, CA 91710

Phone: 

(909) 652-7753

zhenya.lindstrom@chaffey.edu

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