Quality and Affordable Workforce

Your business will benefit from the state’s most affordable wage rates, a large skilled labor pool and numerous job training and placement services. California adds 10 million people to its population every 20 years. Much of the current growth is occurring within Central California, creating a vast employment pool with a wide range of qualifications. Central California wage savings can be as much as $4 dollars to $10 per hour. We have satisfied employees. People come to Central California to experience life. From the executive suite to the front line, employees enjoy the benefits of a Central California lifestyle; affordable housing, mild climate, short commutes, abundant recreation and some of the most spectacular scenery on the face of the earth. More than half of Central California's residence own a home, compared to 20 to 35% in larger metro areas of the state.

Workforce Demographics




Universities, Colleges and Training Centers


  • UC Merced
  • CSU Fresno
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Stanislaus


  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • Taft College

Community Colleges

  • Bakersfield College
  • Cerro Coso College
  • Clovis Community College
  • College Of The Sequoias
  • Columbia College
  • Fresno City College
  • Merced College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Porterville College
  • Reedley College
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • Taft College
  • West Hills College Coalinga
  • West Hills College Lemoore

Click HERE for a location map and link to each college's website.

Independent Colleges

  • Fresno Pacific University
  • University of the Pacific

Private Colleges & Universities

  • Alliant University
  • National University

Workforce Spotlight

CCVEDC is proud to Highlight the California Community Colleges who are working to train Workforce to the needs of Business.
Visit their website for a complete list of Workforce Services https://doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu/StrongWorkforce.aspx
Gurminder Sangha

Sector Navigator & Statewide Director

Email: GurminderS@Cos.edu

Phone: 559-688-3047 (Office); 559-901-2368 (Cell)