Workforce Training

Advanced Bellows Inc., Camarillo

Your employees' skills are crucial for business success. Ventura County offers numerous workforce development resources to help businesses train and upskill their employees. Key programs include:

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Workforce Development Resources

Thanks to myriad workforce development programs, hiring capable workers in Ventura County is easy. There are more than 60 training providers and colleges dedicated to educating our workforce across Ventura County.

The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDBVC) administers several job preparedness programs.

The WDBVC supports workers with its Ventura County Workforce Resource Guide. Business solutions include job training programs, job placement services, and apprenticeship opportunities. Those looking to develop their skills can explore this exhaustive list of college programs, career training opportunities, internships, and more to discover the best path forward.

Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) – The EDC runs the Ventura County Digital Upskilling Training Program, a free opportunity for business owners and employees to learn vital digital skills. Workers can even earn industry-recognized certifications. The initiative seeks to expand the opportunities and earning power of Ventura County participants by providing them with much-needed digital skills training to help both individuals and employers in the County grow.  Register your employees today.

Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) – Through its Economic & Workforce Development services, the VCCCD offers customized training programs to employers wanting to train their workers. Topics include introductory blueprint reading, social media marketing, and everything in between.

Ventura County Industry Council (VCIC) -  As the voice of Ventura County’s production economy, VCIC works to retain, grow and attract production cluster businesses and assure access to the skilled workforce essential to drive industry sustainability and growth.

Meissner Laboratory, Camarillo

Uplifting Ventura County, One Worker at a Time

Between its high-quality educational institutes and no-cost training programs, Ventura County gives its workforce abundant opportunities to learn valuable skills. This commitment to producing capable, hard-working employees benefits every business that sets up shop in the region.

Ultimately, when you hire in Ventura County, you have a better chance of hiring someone with valuable knowledge and experience. And that improves your chances of running a successful business. It’s that simple.

Where to Start

Economic Development Collaborative (EDC)

The EDC offers a variety of targeted lending opportunities through four distinct loan programs: the Business Development Loan Fund, Childcare Investment Loan Fund, City of Ventura Business Assistance Loan Fund and the Disaster Loan Fund. The purpose of the EDC loan program is to stimulate job creation and economic activity by providing access to affordable capital.

Ventura County Community College District Division of Economic Development

The Ventura County Community College District Division of Economic Development provides technical assistance and customized training support to employers seeking to increase the productivity of their workforce. These services are provided in partnership with the three colleges in the District serving employers throughout Ventura County.

Workforce Development Board (WDB)

The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDB) administers federal funds that help to support America’s Job Center locations and other no-cost and low-cost adult, youth, and employer programs and services in Ventura County. Members of the WDB include leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, government, and community-based organizations.