The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC), is a consortium of eleven Northern California Counties established to address the needs of job seekers and businesses in our region. We believe that a healthy business community creates economic vitality, and we are dedicated to strengthening and supporting area businesses in order to create jobs and encourage economic prosperity.


  • NoRTEC Receives High Performing WDB Status +

    The California Workforce Development Board certified NoRTEC as a high performing local workforce development board.  With this certification comes eligibility to receive incentive funding from the Governor’s discretionary fund.   NoRTEC was just awarded $54,839 of incentive funding for PY 2016/2017.

  • Nevada City Ranked Best Place to Live by Sunset Magazine +

    In the February 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine, Nevada City, CA in Nevada County is listed as the number one best place to live.
    The Sunset article mentions Nevada City’s value, history and culture as some of the many reasons it’s ranked number one.
    More information regarding the article can be found here.

  • 3,000 Students Attend Manufacturing Expo +

    The third annual North State Manufacturing Expo was a big success with 32 North State manufacturers providing hands-on exhibits to raise awareness of career opportunities in the manufacturing sector. Click here to read more about the Expo in the Chico ER. 

  • 3rd Annual SME Manufacturing Expo +

    The 3rd Annual SME Manufacturing Expo, formerly known as the North State Manufacturing Expo, will be held on November 10, 2016 at the California State University, Chico Bell Memorial Union (BMU). This is the first year the event will be hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a Chico State student organization.

  • NoRTEC Releases First Issue of New Regional Digest +

  • NoRTEC Staff Attending Meeting of the Minds +

    Staff at NoRTEC will be attending Meeting of the Minds hosted by California Workforce Association (CWA).

    Meeting of the Minds focuses on high level discussion on the state and direction of the workforce development system. CWA brings thought leaders from within and outside the workforce system, speaking on topics meant to inspire and bring about critical thinking.

    To read more about CWA or the conference, go to CWA's website:

  • Regional Industry Sector RFP +

    NoRTEC has released a Request for Proposals for Regional Industry Sector Partnership Support.

    The proposal deadline is Friday, July 8, 2016.

    To read more about the RFP, click on the link below:

    Regional Industry Sector Partnership Support RFP

  • Next Round of "State of the Workforce" Discussions +

    The initial "State of the Workforce" discussions were a success. Employers and other community representatives met to discuss workforce challenges and business needs.
    The next round of sessions are scheduled for May 23rd through May 26th.

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