Career Guide

About the Sponsors
The Alameda Private Industry Council

What the PIC Is:

The Alameda County Private Industry Council (PIC) is a twenty-one member board made up of business, labor, education and government leaders to provide policy direction for the federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) as it is implemented in Alameda county outside the City of Oakland. The Alameda County PIC works in partnership with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to help business hire and train new employees.

What the PIC Does:

  • Job Training: The PIC contracts with public, private and non-profit education and training institutions to provide vocational skills training to eligible youth and adults.
  • Retraining: The PIC provides retraining, re-employment services and job placement to displaced workers living or previously working in alameda County.
  • Employer Services: The PIC works with employers to recruit qualified employees, provide customized training, and On-The-Job Training contracts.
  • Career Action Centers: The PIC has entered into partnerships with Community Colleges and others to operate four Career Action Centers throughout the county.
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

The District is composed of two community colleges. Chabot College, in Hayward, primarily serves residents of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Union City. Las Positas College, in Livermore, is Californias newest community college. It primarily serves residents of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol. The District serves 18 public high schools and four parochial schools.

In addition to the traditional and vocational curriculum offered at the Colleges, the district conducts an active out-reach program in contract education to help business, industrial and public organizations develop training programs tailored to meet their needs.

Fremont-Newark Community College District (Ohlone College)

Ohlone College honors the early Ohlone people of the Costanoan Tribe who inhabited the Fremont-Newark area. Distinguished by peaceful pursuits, especially in agriculture, they held profound

reverence for the earth, believing it was theirs for living and not for taking. Ohlone offers a wide range or educational and vocational programs from its main campus in the Mission foothills and the Ohlone Newark Center on Cedar Blvd. in the city of Newark. The college has a unique program for deaf students and a strong contract education program serving the needs of local businesses.


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