Far North Region

1409 Market Street Promenade
Redding, California

John Schmidt
Regional Director, Employer Engagement
Advanced Manufacturing, Far North Region

T (530) 242-7632
Email: joschmidt@shastacollege.edu

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Industry Focus

The Far North Regional Director, Employer Engagement works with manufacturing companies within the 14 county Far North region to understand and meet local and regional workforce development needs. This includes assisting industry in connecting with the seven community colleges within the region, along with K-12 schools, workforce development boards, and other business and government resources in support of manufacturing. The Regional Director also serves as a subject matter expert within the advanced manufacturing sector by understanding data and trends, along with sector best practices and emerging technologies to help guide industry and education toward meeting future workforce needs. They works to ensure this is aligned with the statewide sector strategy defined by the other Regional Directors and the Statewide Director, Advanced Manufacturing for California. The Regional Director, Industry Engagement role also includes:

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Shasta College Spring Preview Day showcasing Advanced Manufacturing and Welding curriculum to over 60 high school students representing at least 8 regional high schools. – K-12 Career Pathways

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