Workforce Development

This page contains information about workforce development related events, partnerships and projects that the Visalia Chamber of Commerce is involved in. The Chamber partners with the Visalia Unified School District and other local agencies and educational institutions in order to address workforce gaps, increase pipelines for recruitment and to support continued learning opportunities in the community.



COS Career Coach

Career Coach is an online tool where you can go for career exploration, career assessment, career research, career comparisons, labor statistics, etc. and it links to programs at COS to show you the education required for that specific career.


Fresno State - Division of Continuing and Global Education

The Division of Continuing and Global Education at Fresno State provides educational opportunities to a wide array of audiences that would not otherwise be served by the institution. They accomplish this by offering a wide variety of educational programs, including bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates, continuing education and professional development courses, personal enrichment classes, and global education programs.



Visalia Partners in Education (VPIE) is a community approach to work based learning. The role of VPIE is to advise Visalia Unified School District on Career Technical Education and Linked Learning development and implementation and to promote and provide hands on work-based learning opportunities for students. If you are interested in getting involved, click here for more information.


COS Training Resource Center

The COS Training Resource Center provides training and consulting solutions to Tulare and Kings Counties organizations. They offer training on a variety of topics such as: Soft Skills & Leadership, Quality Systems & Continuous Improvement, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Food Safety, Computer Software Skills and Social Media.

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COS Career Technical Education

College of the Sequoias' Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are designed so that students finish with necessary learning and professional skills that result in lifelong careers. COS students pursuing one of these programs have opportunities to complete certificates and move into the workforce and/or transfer to four-year universities or other institutions to continue their education. More information and videos can be found on their website.

Entrepreneurship Lessons for Students

You know some of the names of the greatest modern entrepreneurs in history, and studying their lives will without a doubt inspire members of your generation. Maybe YOU are the next Bezos or Zuckerberg. Maybe your life will be the one to inspire the generation following yours. One of the most common traits of successful entrepreneurs is that they never stop learning. To start being an entrepreneur, learn what you can from the following article and links.

COS Job Speaker

Jobspeaker focuses on solving the job search for all parties involved. For the job seeker, from students to professionals, we help them manage their job search in the most intuitive and easy to use tools that exist for job seekers today. For Educators, we have built tools to help career services manage their engagement with students from jobs, to events, communications and reporting to regulators and accreditors. For Employers, we provide tools to find, communicate and ultimately hire the right candidates. How Education and the Job Market interact has changed for everyone involved. How a Job Seeker prepares for, finds and lands a job; how an Educator provides education and helps their students enter the job market; and how Employers find employees to fit within their company.


Partner Links

Below you'll find other local organizations and programs that offer Workforce Development opportunities.