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Strong Workforce Advisory Committee (SWAC)

The Strong Workforce Advisory Committee (SWAC) is the primary advisory group for investigating and recommending options and strategies to the Instruction Team and the Academic Senate in implementing the Strong Workforce Initiative including related college work plans and budget process.


  1. Review regional labor market information for potential labor market demand and training supply shortages that could be addressed. Provide advice on actions to be considered through our existing participatory governance process for the proposal of courses and programs to meet those workforce needs, professional development, facilities, and budget.
  2. Review College applications, work plans, budgets, including labor market needs and skills gaps for the Strong Workforce Initiative. Provide advice on actions to be considered.
  3. Review proposed and ongoing college implementation of the Strong Workforce Task Force Recommendations. Provide advice on actions to be considered.
    • Members
      VACANT AVP, Instruction Ongoing Administration  
      Sam Agdasi Dean, Technology & Health  Ongoing Associate Vice President, Instruction
      Tami Pearson Dean, School of Continuing Education  Ongoing Administration
      Jennifer Galbraith Dean, Business/Co-chair Ongoing Associate Vice President, Instruction
      Dejah, Swingle  Director, Strong Workforce Initiatives Ongoing  Administration 
      Lina Soto Assoc. Dean, Counseling  Ongoing Administration 
      Steve Burgoon Faculty, Career Education Credit 2019-22 Academic Senate
      Joshua Christ Faculty,  Theater/Co-Chair 2020-23 Academic Senate
      Chaz Perea Faculty,  Career Education Credit 2020-23 Academic Senate
      Susan Chavez Faculty,  Career Education Credit 2019-22 Academic Senate
      Jonathan Hymer Faculty,  Career Education Credit 2021-24 Academic Senate
      L.E. Foisia  Faculty, Noncredit 2019-22 Academic Senate
      Mary Beth Barrios   Faculty, Counselor 2018-21 Academic Senate
      Jared Burton Faculty, Librarian 2019-22 Academic Senate
      Chisa Uyeki Faculty, At-Large 2019-22 Academic Senate
      VACANT Student 2020-21 Associated Students
      Vacant Student 2020-21 Associated Students
      Classified CSEA 262      
    • Agenda 

    • Minutes