Sector Studies: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Environment
Strong Workforce Program (SWP)
The Los Rios Community College District, in partnership with Valley Vision, and in collaboration with Lake Tahoe Community College, Sierra College, and Yuba Community College District, invests Strong Workforce funding to organize and convene Regional Advisories. The objectives of the Regional Advisory meetings are to build strong relationships between employers, educators, and workforce.
Recordings, presentations, and meeting proceeding reports from the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ANE) industry advisories are available here for all workforce development stakeholders.
- Spring 2022 Forestry Management Advisory
- Fall 2021 Agriculture and Natural Resources Regional Advisory: Water Conservation
- Spring 2021 Agriculture and ManufacturingAdvisory: Automation & AI
- Fall 2020 Cross Sector Advisory: Beverage Creation, Production, Distribution & Retail
- Spring 2019 ANR Regional Advisory Committee
Workforce Needs Assessment
The following Workforce Needs Assessment and Workforce Development Recommendations reports present findings on the analysis of the Food and Agriculture industry cluster. The reports provide overviews of the cluster, industry trends and economic impact, as well as overviews of the top demand occupations in the cluster, along with projected occupational demand, institutions providing related education and training, and possible workforce gaps.
Valley Vision and partners are working across the region to address the key findings from these Strong Workforce advisories and assessments as part of Developing a Ready Workforce.