Running a Workforce Investment Board is not glamorous work. It means fulfilling the requirements of EDD on a local level and shepherding a rising number of unemployed through the system.
But Cheryl Moore at the Ventura County WIB has found ways to innovate in a tradition-bound bureaucracy.
She’s helped build a new alliance among Central Coast WIB organizations. She’s developed a program for youth unemployment that holds out the promise of helping kids get better exposure to the workplace before they graduate from high school.
We’re pleased that the Ventura County Leadership Academy will honor her with one if its Spotlight on Leadership awards this year. And we’ll also extend our congratulations to Waste Management and Fred Robinson of ARC Ventura County, her co-honorees.