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 Awarded $8 Million for Flood Cleanup +

    NoRTEC has been conditionally approved for $8 Million to provide temporary jobs for flood cleanup in our 11 counties.  This funding will allow us to provide temporary workers to local governmental agencies and non-profits to clean up and repair damage from this winter’s flooding.

    Please click here to read EDD’s press release.

  • 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 +

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