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.

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Disney Institute

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Visalia on November 9, 2016 at the Visalia Convention Center.  Locally sponsored by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce and Fresno Pacific University Visalia Campus, this session will give business professionals the opportunity to adapt time-tested Disney business insights into their own organization -- the same principles that established Disney parks and resorts as a global leader in service, leadership and employee engagement.

Through Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, attendees will begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a provider of choice and understand the processes necessary to develop a culture that consistently delivers that exceptional service.

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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.

Partner Links

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