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Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County Adds Two Board Members
The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Ventura County announced the addition of two new board members. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors officially appointed Tim Allison and Gregory Barnes on June 3 for three-year terms.
Allison is executive secretary/treasurer of the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council. The council represents 70,000 members in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. “WIB plays a critical role in retraining workers for the new economy,” says Allison. “I’m looking forward to helping the WIB and the community in a support capacity.”
Barnes is director of safety and regulatory compliance at Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. He is currently a member of the WIB Healthcare Committee and is working with other healthcare providers to identify business needs and workforce development opportunities. “I want to continue to help the WIB strengthen collaboration between the Ventura County business community and our education system to create or tailor educational programs that match up with current and future employment trends in our area, especially in healthcare,”
“Tim and Greg bring valuable expertise and experience to the WIB,” says Mike Soules, WIB chair and president/CEO of Corwin. “Labor has an active role the preparation of a strong workforce, and healthcare is one of Ventura County’s largest industries, employing more than 50,000 workers.”
Members of the WIB include leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, government and community-based organizations.
About the Workforce Investment Board
The Workforce Investment Board administers federal funds that help to support America's Job Center of California locations and other free adult, youth, and employer programs and services in Ventura County. For more information, visit http://portal.countyofventura.org/