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Tri-Valley Pilot Project
  Cultivate a world-class talent pool that meets the priority needs of Tri-Valley industry, enabling graduates to compete successfully in the global economy through the guidance of professional educators of the highest quality.

Develop the leadership, programs, and funding to support this mission.

  • Develop career pathways that map through high school and college into high-skill, high-demand, high-income positions in the workforce.
  • Drive a quantum increase in teachers with deep industry experience, leveraging their knowledge across a broad spectrum of students.
  • Create significant opportunities for direct student experience in industry through internships, mentoring, and other methods.
  • Use technology to expand the influence of industry in the classroom, with at least one pilot technology project in the 2008-2009 school year.
Education Partners - Council Members:

Sheila Jordan, Superintendent – Alameda County Office of Education

Yvonne Cerrato, Trustee - Alameda County Office of Education

Steve Brooks, CEO – ACOE Educational Partnerships Foundation

Diane Centoni, Superintendent – Tri-Valley R.O.P. School District

Stephen Hanke, Superintendent – Dublin Unified School District

Dave Marken, Assistant Superintendent, Dublin School District

Joel Kinnamon, Chancellor – Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Julia Dozier, Director of Economic Development – Chabot Las Positas Community College District

Terri Swartz, Dean of Business and Economics – CSU East Bay

Michael Leung, Dean of the College of Science – CSU East Bay

Brenda Miller, Superintendent – Livermore Joint Unified School District

Kelly Bowers, Assistant Superintendent – Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Julie Duncan, Coordinator Career & Technical Education – Pleasanton Unified School District

Sandi Small, SVP – Kaiser Permanente

Angela Wahleithner, Director, AAPCS DSA – Kaiser Permanente

Tom Guarino, Community Relations Manager – PG&E

Ken Mercer, Vice President – ValleyCare

Chris Faber, Manager Special Projects – ValleyCare

Dennis Mills, Director of Human Resources, San Ramon Regional Medical Center

Chris Stewart, RVP – Robert Half International

AJ Major, Partner - Vavrinek Trine Day & Company

Donna Nelson, Director – TopCon Positioning Systems

Jerry Carlson, Director – Valley Community Bank

Carl Palowitch, President – Pleasanton Technology Consulting Group

Ray Ng, Manager – Technical Services, Sandia Labs

John Doyle, Attorney – Hoge, Fenton, Jones, & Appel

Toby Brink, President – Tri-Valley Business Council

Jim Caldwell, Executive Director – Workforce Incubator (Education Partners Council Chair)

  The Tri-Valley Business Council is a regional convener for key issues in the cities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. The Business Council’s education and workforce development initiatives are led by Workforce Incubator. View complete information on these initiatives, projects, presentations, and meeting archives.
  More information on the Tri-Valley Business Council.