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April 2018

Notes from Ish

Ismael Herrera


For many of us, taking the time to pause and share the breadth, value and impact of our work with people outside of our organization often eludes us. We get so entrenched in our daily grind that we don't take the time to tell our story or highlight the hard-working individuals who help create the narrative of our organization. One of our goals here at OCED is to be more intentional...  Read More

Transportation Summit Highlights Projects and Opportunities Clean Transportation

The 2018 Clean Transportation Summit -- hosted by the Fresno State Transportation Institute and CALSTART, in partnership with Fresno State's Office of...  Read More


Parent University Spring 2018 Sessions Begin
Parent Univ Graduates

OCED's Parent University kicked off its 2018 spring semester on January 22. Nine-week courses are currently active in the communities of Firebaugh, Coalinga, Huron, ... Read More


CA Partnership for the SJV Awarded Grant for Madera Job Seekers Partnership Logo

The Partnership's Workforce Development Work Group scored a recent victory in securing funding to support workforce development activities in the San Joaquin Valley....  Read More

Manufacturing Summit Planned for May 17th 
SJVMA Summit

The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance has grown steadily since its beginnings as OCED's manufacturing cluster, and is expanding significantly...  Read More


SJV Regional Broadband Consortium Connects Ag and Broadband
Broadband Consortium

OCED administers the SJV Regional Broadband Consortium, an initiative of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. As part of this...  Read More 


Staff Spotlight: Meet Sara Almaraz

Sara almaraz

 Sara brings nearly 15 years of nonprofit events and communications experience, Read More


Upcoming OCED Events

13th Annual San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference

May 9-11, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto • Register Here

Valley Made: 4th Annual Manufacturing Summit

May 17, 2018
Fresno Convention Center • Fresno, CA
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2nd Quarter Partnership Board Meeting

June 15, 2018
Tulare County, CA
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