Energy, Construction & Utilities

Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) is an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, investing funding and resources in energy, construction and utilities.

You may tap our many resources and services in two ways.

#1 Become a Doing What Matters Business Partner: If you are interested in advising our regional teams about how to leverage funding and design curriculum to meet the needs of the energy, construction and utilities industries, contact our Sector Navigator below.

#2 Tap into our Energy, Construction & Utilities Services: EWD's industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Our grant programs and leveraged partnerships allow us to offer the most cost-effective workforce training and consultative services for California's energy, construction and utilities businesses. We have the same goals as California businesses – when you succeed, we succeed.

The Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector provides a single point of contact for industry to meet its workforce needs through the California Community College System. New knowledge and skills can be developed for all energy efficiency and utility jobs – from generating plant to the wall socket. The same workforce span applies for jobs in natural gas, water, and waste water utilities. Additionally, this sector focuses on workforce development to meet the mandates of AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. This workforce addresses electrical, mechanical, and construction technologies to improve energy efficiency in buildings.


Contact Information

Sector Navigator

Statewide Sector Navigator

Jim Caldwell
Phone: 925-899-2665

Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry
Sector Navigator

Deputy Sector Navigators

Region B
SF/San Mateo, East Bay, Silicon Valley
North Bay, Santa Cruz/Monterey

Jamie Orr
Phone: 650-793-5739

Region G
Los Angeles
Orange County

Bruce Noble (Los Angeles)
Phone: 949-300-3345

Len Pettis (Orange)
Phone: 949-451-5602