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Workforce Development Board of Ventura County Names New Chair, Vice-Chair Stephen Yeo and Sandy Smith

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July 05, 2022
The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDB) elected Stephen Yeoh as chair and Sandy Smith as vice-char. Yeoh and Smith will serve one-year terms.

Stephen Yeoh, who joined the board in 2016, is the Chief Peace of Mind Officer at Un1teee, an IT service provider located in Thousand Oaks with clients in the healthcare, finance, and legal industries.  He served on the board of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and was a volunteer instructor for the Central Coast Chapter of the Project Management Institute.

“My goal is to increase WDB’s visibility, so community members and businesses know the type of services we provide,” says Yeoh. “We want workers to have the opportunity to upgrade their skills so they can find good jobs locally instead of having to leave the area. Coming from an IT background, I’d like to see the WDB increase awareness of the many IT job opportunities in Ventura County and improve the availability of practical, local training.”

Smith was appointed to WDB in 2020. He is a project manager at Sespe Consulting, Inc., an engineering, land use and environmental company based in Ventura.  Smith, a former elected official, is currently a Senior Adjunct Instructor at Cal Lutheran University. He is a long-time participant in non-profits that focus on sustaining this county's quality of life. “I’m looking forward to working with staff and our board in our continued efforts to promote innovative workforce programs and institutions that offer all our residents an opportunity for a higher quality of life,” says Smith.

Members of the WDB include leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, government, and community-based organizations.

 About the Workforce Development Board
The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County administers federal funds to support America’s Job Center of California locations and other free job seeker, youth, and employer programs and services in Ventura County. The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County is a proud partner of America’s Job Center of California network. Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you have limitations in hearing or speaking, dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). For more information, call 805-477-5306 or visit http://workforceventuracounty.org.
 
Contact:
WDB Administration Manager
HSA-Info.WDB@Ventura.org, (805) 477-5342