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Thursday, February 27 • 1:15pm - 1:35pm
"If You Build It, They Will Come - Maybe"

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It is no secret that there is a talent pool shortage in the energy and construction sector. This shortage affects everyone working in the industry, no matter what role they play. James Morante will share his first-hand experiences in dealing with this challenging topic. He will discuss best practices and common blunders, as well as how jobs and good pay alone isn't enough to attract sufficient people to the industry. Most of the time, the source for new employees is the local career and technical education program. As these programs become more robust, so does the talent that can be drawn from them. The Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector within California's Community Colleges have launched the Community Alliance Initiative, a thoughtful exploration to engage, listen and learn about organization's clients and unique barriers to entry.


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James Morante

Statewide Director, Energy, Construction & Utilities, California Community Colleges
James brings new perspective and expertise to workforce projects, equipped with 25 years of cross- disciplinary experience, collaboration, bold innovation and tested methodologies throughout California. This includes a decade in the utility industry, where Morante pioneered award-winning... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 1:15pm - 1:35pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840