Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies

Environmental Training Center

Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) is an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, investing funding and resources in agriculture, water and environmental technologies.

You may tap our many resources and services in two ways.

#1 Become a Doing What Matters Business Partner: If you are interested in advising our regional teams about how to leverage funding and design curriculum to meet the needs of the agriculture, water and environmental technologies industry, contact our Sector Navigator below.

#2 Tap into our Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology Services: EWD's industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies (AWET) businesses can access the Environmental Training Center for services.

The AWET sector provides a foundation for careers in the agriculture industry:

  • Curriculum Development in emerging careers, and state aligned C-ID curriculum that supports transfer model degrees
  • Food Safety auditing training
  • Professional development for educators
  • Statewide collaboration of secondary, community college and university educators

The AWET sector provides assistance for water-focused projects:

  • Career pathways
  • Employer surveys to identify water job, education and experience requirements for each position
  • Collaborative of educators in the water/wastewater field
  • Statewide curriculum that prepares for industry certification in irrigation
  • Educator trainings

Training provided to mitigate environmental regulatory impact includes:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Hazardous material handling
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Emergency response
  • 40, 24, and 8-hour-HAZWOPER
  • Standardized Emergency Management Systems
  • Hospital Emergency Response Training
  • CPR/AED and/or First Aid training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Toxic release inventory federal EPA
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Fit Testing
  • Energy Management Conservation

Environmental Training Center Contact:
Margaret Lau
DSN South Central Coast Region
Phone: 805-735-3366 x5276
Email: margaret.lau@hancockcollege.edu

Environmental Training Centers (ETC)
A California Community Colleges program

Contact Information

Sector Navigator

Statewide Sector Navigator

Nancy Gutierrez
Phone: 559-637-2530
Email: ngutierrez@cccewd.net

Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry
 
Sector Navigator

Deputy Sector Navigators

Region A
Northern Inland
Northern Coastal
Greater Sacramento

Greg O’Sullivan
Phone: 530-941-2660
Email: gosullivan@ShastaCollege.edu

Julie Blacklock
Phone: 530-668-2531
Email: jblacklo@yccd.edu

Region B
SF/San Mateo, East Bay, Silicon Valley
North Bay, Santa Cruz/Monterey

David Esmaili
Phone: 408-741-4693
Email: david.esmaili@westvalley.edu

Region C
Central Valley
Mother Lode

Don Borges
Phone: 209-575-6449
Email: borgesd@mjc.edu

Region D
South Central Coast

Margaret Lau
Phone: 805-735-3366 x 5276
Email: margaret.lau@hancockcollege.edu

“We needed experience, accuracy and tireless determination to conduct an exhaustive survey of all our on-site chemical storage. We needed expertise to get it right and ETC delivered.”

Oakley, Inc.
Foothill Ranch, CA