Alexandria Wright joins the VCCCD as Director for Economic & Workforce Development
VENTURA, Calif.– Ventura County Community College District Chancellor Bernard Luskin announced that Alexandria M. Wright has joined the VCCCD as the director for the Economic & Workforce Development Division. Wright reports directly to Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Rick Post. She will provide leadership and strategic direction for District initiatives involving economic and workforce development, corporate training and grants.
An economist by trade, Wright joins the District with a decade of experience in economic and workforce development, working with educators, communities and business leaders in northern Arizona. For the past three years, she served as the director for the Regional Economic Development Center of Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. She successfully grew the center from a one-person operation to a staff of more than 20, providing regional economic analysis and labor market information to municipalities and private sector firms for business attraction and expansion; enhancing entrepreneurial education and small business technical assistance across the county; and increasing in-demand contract and corporate training, Adult Basic Education Services, career exploration and work-based learning and placement services for students and employers.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we welcome Alix as a new member of the economic development team,” said VCCCD Board Chair Bernardo Perez. “We are confident that she will assist us in reaching our strategic goals in building community and business relationships that foster collaboration and serving as an educational resource that provides training and skill development that leads to job creation,” added Perez.
“The VCCCD has provided customized training to business and industry throughout Ventura County for more than 20 years,” said Post. “We look forward to Alix’s leadership in helping us continue our efforts to grow the District’s contract educational services,” added Post.