By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The California Community College Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development has announced the intent-to-award grants to establish a network of Deputy Sector Navigators in support of the “Doing What Matters” for Jobs and the Economy (DWM) framework. On behalf of – and with the support of – the Victor Valley College District, James Johnson of the Victor Valley College Foundation has been identified as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator (SB DSN) for the Desert/ Inland Empire Region after a competitive statewide process.
“Through these grants, we are identifying talent on the ground who can work with colleges and their partners to align and articulate curriculum consistent with labor market demands. While a skill gap may be difficult to address in silos, we will find more solutions when we can bring forth the collective regional capacity,” states Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development.
Johnson will partner with regional employers, community colleges, high schools, Regional Occupation Centers and Programs, County Agencies and additional stakeholders to align, articulate, expand, replicate, and develop curriculum related to the small business industry and entrepreneurial studies. Small business owners and organizations interested in participating may reach Johnson at (760) 245-4271 X 2147.
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