President’s Message


Dear Friends,

Businesses in Ventura County know that there are not enough skilled workers to fill local job openings.  The Workforce Education Coalition (“WEC”) is a business facing nonprofit created to address this issue.

Through its Guild X movement, the WEC  builds business driven partnerships and collaborations that identify local in demand skills,  attracts workers to those careers, and encourages educational institutions to offer training programs that prepare students to work in the county.

There are many ways to participate in the WEC. Businesses can join one of our Guilds to learn about local hiring resources,  to provide meaningful input into curriculum design and to support industry sector projects.    You can also participate in WEC programs by hosting student or teacher tours, by dining with students at an Entrée to Employment or by donating your retired laptops to our Laptop Advantage program. 

The WEC is also very grateful to receive financial support from “Workforce Investors,” like you, to help sustain our programs.

Please contact me to discuss how you can partner with the WEC to help create a robust Ventura County workforce.

Marybeth Jacobsen