About Us

Retail, Hospitality and Tourism (R·H·T) are dynamic and growing industry sectors. We connect industry partners with California Community Colleges to create relevant programs that address current R·H·T business needs, and we work with our colleges to launch students into vibrant and well-paying careers in this realm.

Driven by the California Community Colleges  (CCC) Vision for Success goals and working with Guided Pathways and Strong Workforce Programs, we in the CCC Workforce Economic Development Division work with our college, industry and community partners to impact lifelong student success, social equity, and workplace relevance, leading to economic vitality throughout California.

Meet the Team

Josh Sweigert - Regional Director North / Far North
VInce Roos - Regional Director Central Valley / Mother Lode
Audrey Le Baudour - Regional Director Bay Area
Sheila Dufresne
Sheila Dufresne - Regional Director Orange County
Joy Hermsen - Statewide Director of Engagement