FYI. If you’re interested in attending the Tesla meeting (see details below) and haven’t RSVP’ed yet, please do so soon. Those who have RSVP’ed to date are listed below.



Dear Bay Area Skilled Trades programs,
On April 13 we’ll be having our working meeting with Tesla. This is for Bay Area community college / high school skilled trades programs in Manufacturing and Transportation (auto, machining, industrial maintenance, electronics, electrical, welding, engineering).


Skilled Trades programs / Tesla Working Meeting
 - Fremont training facility (note: there will NOT be a tour of the factory)
      45201 Fremont Blvd (this is not the factory. It's across the street)
      Fremont, CA
 - April 13, 2018
 - 10 am - 2 pm (lunch will be served)
 - RSVP here  (   

The focus is to strengthen and build the collaborative relationships between Tesla, community colleges and high school programs. During the meeting we will network with technical managers, learn more details about the skilled trades needed by Tesla, and discuss programs that could benefit students, colleges/HS's, and Tesla (apprenticeships, internships, externships, etc.). This will be an opportunity for us to discuss how we better collaborate to benefit our students and community, and to help the largest manufacturing employer in our region remain successful.

For teachers, you're also welcome to bring one student that might be interested in working with Tesla. They’ll get a chance to talk to Tesla managers, and students can give feedback to Tesla to help them in their recruitment efforts.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on April 13.

Mark Martin - Adv Manufacturing DSN (Deputy Sector Navigator)
Pamela Gutman - Adv Transportation DSN

Mark Martin, PhD
Regional Director (DSN), Bay Area
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development
California Community Colleges

(650) 248-7728

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RSVP’s as of 3/27

Ayo Akatugba Skyline High School
Jose R Barajas San Mateo Union High School District
Jim Baum Chabot College
Nicholas Beasley Skyline
Kristin Berbawy Irvington High School
Barbara Billich San Lorenzo USD
Tim Bremner Castlemont High School
Thomas Broxholm Skiyline College
Kevin Buckley Brenkwitz HS / Hayward USD
Jim Burnham Silicon Valley CTE (Career Technical Education)
alvin burns Emery High School
Michelle Chen JVS/SFUSD CTE
Cynthia Cook SME
Mark DeHart Hartnell Community College
Rich Del Rosso Washington High School San Francisco
Jake Dunn Petaluma High School
Jennifer Eaton Petaluma High School
Pete Escoto Hartnell College
Thane Ferguson Fremont High School
Dann Gesink Los Medanos College
Lisa Gregerson SMESV
Jose Gutierrez College of San Mateo
Melissa Hale Cosumnes Oaks High School
Tiffany Holliday Oakland High School/Oakland Unified
Liston Hulse Skyline High
Rose-Margaret Itua Ohlone College
Julia Johnson Skyline College
Diane Johnson Oakland High
barbara juarez Eden Area ROP
Nancy Kane SMUHSD - San Mateo High School
Derick Lee PilotCity
Anna Liu San Mateo Union High School District
Celine Lovelace Hillsdale High School
Jesse Madsen Marin County Office of Education
Scott Miner Las Positas College
Eduardo Nava San Leandro High School
Tatiana Newman-Wade Oakland Unified School District
Helen O'Brien Aragon High School
Kurt Osmer Pittsburg Senior High
Kurt Osmer Pittsburg High
Marco Osuna Yerba Buena High School
Daniel Pareja Eden Area ROP
Dean Peckham Sac Valley Mfg Initiative
Ashley Phillips College of San Mateo
Wayne Phillips Chabot College
Liisa Pine Schoonmaker Laney College
Valentin Rodriguez
Laura Salas Contra Costa Collge
Jayne Salinger Eden Area Regional Occupation Program
Emiliano Sanchez Oakland Unified School District
Danielle Scheper JVS
Rich Schneck Castro Valley Unified
Kurt Shadbolt Chabot
Dan Silin Tamalpais High School / Terra Linda High School
Jeffrey Smith Diablo Valley College
Jonathan Teraji Hartnell College
Beth Traub Pittsburg Unified
Mitchell Utsey Santa Rosa High School
Aaron Vanderwerff Lighthouse Community Public Schools
Claudia Walker CCPA
Joshua Weintraub Lighthouse Community Charter School
Brian Wheeler Alhambra High School
Ed Woodworth Livermore High School