workshop covers the emerging STEM field, as it pertains
to educational, workforce development, and Career & Technical
Education strategies. Hear the panel discussion on what
is happening in the higher education field and what sources
are being used to meet the needs of business and industry.
Employment Training Panel, Marketing Specialist
Swier joined the Employment Training Panel (ETP) in 2007
as a Contract Analyst at the San Diego regional office.
In 2011, Ryan assumed a role in Marketing Division, where
he serves an integral member marketing in ETP program to
the Southern California region. Ryan's focus is to attract
and retain businesses that contribute to a healthy California
economy by providing reimbursement to off set training cost.
Prior to joining ETP, Ryan Worked for State Compensation
Insurance Fund as a Workers Compensation Claims Adjuster.
He obtained his BA in Marketing from Fort Lewis College
in Durango, CO and his MA in Human Resources and Organizational
Behavior from National University in San Diego, CA.
Los Angeles Valley College, Director of Job Training Department
Director of the award winning Job Training department at
Los Angeles Valley College, Lennie Ciufo has served as its
leader since 1994. Now celebrating almost two decades of
service, the efforts of Mr. Ciufo have resulted in more
than 20,000 jobs for the local community as well as having
upgraded skills for 16,000 individuals.
A business graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder,
Mr. Ciufo returned to Los Angeles to earn his Masters in
Education. In 1975, he joined the staff at the college,
working in the school's business department. At the same
time, Mr. Ciufo owned and managed his own business, giving
him valuable insight into the needs of the workplace as
well as curriculum development, a specialized commodity
used extensively by Job Training today as they work with
Now reigning over a department committed to training qualified
workers for local businesses, his string of successes have
been touted by such high-visibility companies as the Metropolitan
Transit Authority (Metro) and Baxter Healthcare, while being
recognized by the City of Los Angeles.