Patti Castro

Alameda County Workforce Development Board

Basic Contact Information

Address: 24100 Amador St, 6th Floor, Hayward, CA 94544


CWA Committees: Opportunities

Bio: Patti Castro, Director of the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, leads a 40 member public policy board composed of a cross section of business, labor, education, and economic development organizations focused on the region’s most challenging workforce issues. A self-proclaimed “workforce architect”, Patti designs and builds strategic public/private partnerships, creates innovative programs, and works to strengthen existing workforce systems through meaningful collaboration. She has done extensive work in state and federal policy development and is consdered a peer expert in large-scale workforce transition planning. She is a California Workforce Association (CWA board member, on the East Bay Economid Development Council, and also sits on a number of industry advisory councils in the Community College system. Patti co-founded the Greater Bay Area Rapid Response Roundtable dedicated to ensuring that job loss and worker dislocations are mitigated thorugh strategic economid development, education, and business partnerships.

Workforce Area Key Sectors

  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics/Transportation
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Professional Services

Areas of Expertise

  • Partnerships with Adult Ed
  • Partnerships with Community Colleges
  • Partnerships with Universities
  • Veterans Employment Programs
  • Industry Engagement
  • Sector Strategy Development
  • Regional Organizing
  • Labor Market Information

CWA Events

May 02


May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 12:00 pm
San Diego Hilton Resort (Mission Bay)
San Diego
United States

CWA Business

Thu 26

Executive Committee Call

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 15

Legislative Committee Call

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 16

Opportunities Committee Call

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 16

Capacity Building Committee Call

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 24

Executive Committee Call

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Workforce Events

Jun 04

CWA Quarterly Board Meeting

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 05

CWA Quarterly Board Meeting

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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