Audrey Le Baudour is a connector, educator and a passionate student advocate.
In her role as the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Director of Employer Engagement for the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism sectors for the California Community College Chancellors Office Workforce and Economic Development Division, Audrey focuses on providing vibrant pathways for students to meet their educational goals. She does this by collaborating with private industry, educational institutions, faculty and trade organizations, and economic development agencies, assisting each to develop strategies and to find opportunities which benefit business and all levels of students ready to enhance their lives through a career in the culinary, hospitality, tourism, and retail sectors.
A priority in this endeavor is the connection between industry and academia to demystify the legal cannabis and industrial hemp industries in order to provide a skilled workforce to meet industry needs due to the expansion of the responsible cannabis industry. Of particular importance is the work she is spearheading to provide workforce training opportunities to entrepreneurs in all industry sectors who have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs.
Prior to her work within the RHT sector, Audrey was responsible for the planning, design, and oversight of high-profile strategic events focused on strengthening relationships with community and business partners to improve job placement and promote economic development initiatives.
Audrey has also had the privilege of interacting with adult learners in her faculty role where she developed and facilitated both online and traditional face-to-face courses designed to empower student success.
Audrey holds a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, with an emphasis in Coaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Marketing.
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