Five Core WIB Roles

NOVA Workforce Board
505 W. Olive Ave., Sutie 600
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Mike Curran, Executive Director
(408) 730-7240

The Foresight Advantage: NOVA Consortium

"We're dealing with real people in real time." That's how Mike Curran, Executive Director of the North Valley (NOVA) Job Training Consortium, describes his organization's approach to workforce development. Central to its mission to connect people and jobs, NOVA's labor market intelligence pipeline creates a conduit for authentic, relevant workforce information. And while it serves displaced workers, youth and homeless veterans, NOVA identified and targets special populations as illustrated in its recent effort to aid displaced engineers in acquiring essential advanced expertise.

NOVA, the brainchild of the City of Sunnyvale and the product of the NOVA Workforce Board, serves Silicon Valley's high-tech "Innovation Corridor," specifically the California lowlands cradling the seven-city network of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Milpitas, and Santa Clara. As a regional syndicate, NOVA's approach to employment and workforce training emulates the disposition of this distinctive domain.

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