The Northern Rural Employment and Training Consortium (NoRTEC), also known as the Workforce Development Board or WDB, was formed through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to provide oversight, guidance and direction for the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in an 11-county region known as a Workforce Development Area (WDA). These eleven counties include Butte, Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties. There are 46 Workforce Development Areas in California, each with its own business-led Local Workforce Development Board.
WIOA and other job training services are delivered to the public at locations known as “America’s Job Centers” (AJCCs). Within the NoRTEC WDA, there are 13 AJCC facilities.
Our Mission: “To develop strategic partnerships and solutions to meet the workforce needs of business and job seekers, promoting the economic growth of our region.”
Our Vision: “Partners combining their diverse strengths to support healthy and thriving communities.”
NoRTEC is committed to the development and unification of a demand-driven workforce system that will attract and grow businesses and the regional economy. To accomplish this we:
Bring together policy makers, business, government agencies, education entities, economic development agencies, and the public to better understand workforce needs and to identify solutions.
Develop and implement comprehensive regional strategies to meet the education and job training needs of the workforce.
Oversee AJCC One Stop Center locations located throughout the NoRTEC Region to provide a variety of services to employers and individuals seeking employment opportunities.
Collect and analyze labor market information to identify employment trends, skills gaps and education and training needs and disseminate the information to policy makers, educators, businesses, workforce partners, and job seekers.
Promote strategies to improve education levels and basic workplace skills needed to meet the needs of companies and improve their competitiveness in today’s marketplace.
Support strategies that encourage life-long learning and continuous improvement of workplace skills.
Advocate for the importance of workforce policy and provide perspective about the need for a skilled workforce.
Individuals, regardless of their education level, training background, work experience, or current status of employment, who are looking for opportunities to improve their employment prospects. Specialized services are available for Dislocated Workers, Mature Workers, People with Disabilities, Public Assistance Recipients, Veterans, and Youth.
Employers, regardless of the size of their workforce, their business industry, or their current hiring status.