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The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC), is a consortium of eleven Northern California Counties established to address the needs of job seekers and businesses in our region. We believe that a healthy business community creates economic vitality, and we are dedicated to strengthening and supporting area businesses in order to create jobs and encourage economic prosperity.


  • 3rd Annual SME Manufacturing Expo +

    The 3rd Annual SME Manufacturing Expo, formerly known as the North State Manufacturing Expo, will be held on November 10, 2016 at the California State University, Chico Bell Memorial Union (BMU). This is the first year the event will be hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a Chico State student organization.

  • NoRTEC Staff Attending Meeting of the Minds +

    Staff at NoRTEC will be attending Meeting of the Minds hosted by California Workforce Association (CWA).

    Meeting of the Minds focuses on high level discussion on the state and direction of the workforce development system. CWA brings thought leaders from within and outside the workforce system, speaking on topics meant to inspire and bring about critical thinking.

    To read more about CWA or the conference, go to CWA's website:

  • Regional Industry Sector RFP +

    NoRTEC has released a Request for Proposals for Regional Industry Sector Partnership Support.

    The proposal deadline is Friday, July 8, 2016.

    To read more about the RFP, click on the link below:

    Regional Industry Sector Partnership Support RFP

  • Next Round of "State of the Workforce" Discussions +

    The initial "State of the Workforce" discussions were a success. Employers and other community representatives met to discuss workforce challenges and business needs.
    The next round of sessions are scheduled for May 23rd through May 26th.

  • Green Screen Institute Sets Grand Opening +

    The grand opening of the Green Screen Institute's (GSI) Co-Working Lab in Nevada City will be July 18.

    Read more about the opening here.

    Or check out the Green Screen Institute at their website:

  • Manufacturing Initiative Mentioned in Diesel Tech Magazine +

    Transfer Flow, Inc., along with NoRTEC and Chabin Concepts, are mentioned in the July copy of Diesel Tech Magazine. The article highlights work done with local schools, the manufacturing directory, the manufacturing expo, and Train the Trainer.

    Click here to see the article.

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