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NoRTEC Program Directors Meeting

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NoRTEC Program Directors Meeting

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  1. NoRTEC Program Directors Meeting WIRED Goals 8/21/08

  2. Northern California Regional Competitiveness Network • Information Technology • Agri-Business/Agri-Tech • Advanced Manufacturing/Niche • Small Business/Entrepreneurs • Health Care • Alternative Energy

  3. Primary Goals of WIRED • Public/Private Partnership • Infrastructure Strengthening • Talent Development • What does that Mean? • Leveraging resources both Public and Private, GCN Role and development of local fund • Two sides of Infrastructure: Internal/External • Workforce Development/Talent

  4. Activities Updates Venture Island Chico Venture Island North State • Completed – Winner Announced • 18 Companies served • IT Identified as Talent Need • PG&E Needs Identified • SBDC/ Butte PIC • STEM • 50 Plus Companies • Regional • Large Outreach • Lessons Learned • Well Connected to Business Community • Structure

  5. Activities (cont.) • STEM Employer Focus Groups • STEM Application $’s • Alternative Energy Identified in most Counties • Opportunities/Growth • Infrastructure • Staff Development • Boot Camps • LMID Initial Reports • Kick-off Events • LMID Cluster Analysis • Expansion of Clusters • STEM Report • Incubator • Resource Development • More? • Next Steps

  6. WIRED Expected Outcomes • Number of Start-ups: 150 • Business Expansions: 75 • Business Utilizing Incubators: 15 • Began Training Activities: 1,500 • Completed Education/Training: 1,200 • Attained Degree/Certification: 750 • Placed in Target Industries: 1,000 • Placed in Post Secondary Education 50 • Average Wage at Placement: $12.00/Hr. • New/Expanded Courses Available 50 • New Jobs Created in Target Industries 450

  7. Employer Focus Groups Next Steps Chabin Concepts Outreach 530.345.0364