THE SOUTH VALLEY INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATIVE
South San Joaquin Valley: A Growth Platform for Industries
The South Valley Industrial Collaborative (SVIC) is a partnership for community excellence whose purpose is to provide a platform to build industry-led, industry-driven, and community-supported partnerships which strengthen economies in the South San Joaquin Valley.
The South Valley Industrial Collaborative provides a sub-regional platform for San Joaquin Valley industry and businesses to collaborate and connect with regional, state and national partner organizations to support the region's efforts of being a globally competitive location for manufacturing and industrial jobs.
Key priorities for the SVIC Focus Teams:
Talent Acquisition, Development & Retention
Policies and Regulations Impacting Business
SVIC - Quarterly Meetings
July 14, 2023- Quarterly Meeting
Join us 2pm - 4pm for conversation about
Apprenticeship, Internship, CTE and beyond.
October 6, 2023- Industrial Summit
March 31, 2023
January 13, 2023 - Quarterly Meeting
Senate and Assemblymember Conversation
April 14, 2023- Quarterly Meeting
Apprenticeship, Internship, CTE and beyond.
August 13, 2021- Virtual Event
May 14, 2021- Virtual Event
Just a few of them!
Past Chairman, Visalia Economic Development Corporation
Executive Director, South Valley Industrial Collaborative
Having moved here from the Midwest in 2014 I have found a community thriving through its commitment to, and support of, industrial growth through shared knowledge, success, and education. Supporting our Workforce Investment Board as an Industry Advisor lead into becoming a board member of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative. The SVIC has since become a 501 (c) 6 organization, successfully completing a Feasibility Study for an Industry Lead Training Facility. A study completed with the generosity of the James Irvine Foundation. This organization has helped me grow my knowledge and helped me with other community activities especially those that relate to educating the workforce of the future. Please consider taking the opportunity to use your experience to make a difference in the Central San Joaquin Valley by attending our meetings, events, or join our board.
Regional Human Resources Manager
Saputo Cheese USA Inc. / Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC
I am passionate about providing career and professional development to our workforce and community. Being part of the SVIC provides me with the opportunity to collaborate with other business leaders, educators, economic and workforce development agencies; creating opportunities to improve the skill set of our local workforce, support local business talent gaps and attract new businesses to the South San Joaquin Valley.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources , California Dairies Inc.
I am proud to have been a founding member of the SVIC and the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, California Dairies, Inc. The growth in the region, the ongoing need to enhance our manufacturing and agricultural sectors, and the collaboration that SVIC supports will continue to be critical to that growth. I look forward to hearing about ongoing successes thanks to the SVIC.
Past President, Kings County Economic Development Corporation
We always accomplish much more – much faster by working together to solve common problems. This Summit brings together the best minds in manufacturing, processing and the art of creating things. You are strongly encouraged to lend your expertise and to draw from other attendees.
Executive Director, Visalia Economic Development Corporation
The Southern San Joaquin Valley is a great place to do business. Being a part of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative gives our industry partners an opportunity to take advantage of connections to local government, educators, Chambers of Commerce, the Workforce Investment Board and economic development organizations. These connections give us a voice to address issues that impact our ability to stay competitive and to learn from each other - best practices and ways to improve our efficiencies and lower the cost of doing business. Please join us as we grow this organization to work for industry in the South Valley.
Economic Development Manager
City of Visalia
The South Valley is a tight knit community where folks work together really well and the SVIC is a great example of that camaraderie in action. I’m excited to see what growth may occur as a result of so many industrial employers and public agencies coming together to advance industrial jobs across the region.
Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County
Our Workforce Board needs industry to articulate specific needs in regards to a skilled workforce. SVIC plays a crucial role in informing the WIB's investments so that we are laser-focused on building the skills of our workforce so that industrial businesses can thrive.
Dean of Educational Services and Pathway Effectiveness
Fresno City College California State University-Fresno
Gurminder Sangha "Mr. G"
#WorkingBetterTogether is the motto of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative (SVIC) and its partners embody the spirit of its motto and practice it every day. SVIC is a partnership for community excellence founded on the core principles of the Next Generation Sector Partnerships, SVIC partners are committed to working collaboratively to grow businesses and prosperity in the region.
8242 W. Doe Ave.
Visalia CA 93291