work2future is your local workforce development board for central and southern Santa Clara County.

work2future is a part of the national workforce development system as authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with the City of San José serving as the fiscal agent for the program.

The mission of work2future is to assist businesses and individuals to meet the workforce demands and opportunities of a global economy. We strive to provide our diverse community a world-class workforce that fosters economic development, through collaboration with businesses, residents, government, educational, and community-based organizations to maximize local and regional employment opportunities. We are the catalyst in the development and implementation of a comprehensive workforce strategy. Our goal is to strengthen the economic base in San José and Santa Clara County by increasing employment opportunities and job retention for all residents.

Our Board represents the diverse business community of Silicon Valley, and key public sector partners are appointed to four-year terms by the Mayor of the City of San José.


Joseph Flynn

Board Chair

Business Consultant

Susan Koepp-Baker

Board Vice-Chair

Principal, Enviro-Tech Services

Louise Auerhahn

Director of Economic and Workforce Policy, Working Partnerships USA

Rajiv Batra

Senior Legal Counsel, PayPal, Inc.

Chad Bojorquez

Chief Program Officer, Strategic Initiatives, Destination: Home

George Chao

Manager, Advanced Manufacturing & Strategic Partnerships, Manex

Jack Estill

Lecturer in Economics, San José State University

Leslie Gilroy

San José Job Corps Center Director, Career Systems Development Corporation

Blanca Gomez

Vice President and Senior Consultant, Community Development, Wells Fargo

Juan Gutierrez

Organizer, UA Local 393, Plumbers, Steamfitters, Pipefitters & HVACR Service Technicians

Van T. Le

Trustee and Clerk of the Board, East Side Union High School District

Agent, State Farm Insurance

Maria Lucero

Deputy Division Chief, Region 1, Employment Development Department, State of California

Robert Moreno

Training Director, Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center, IBEW Local 332

Rafaela Perez

Director of Employment Services, Santa Clara County Social Services Agency

Steve Preminger

Director, Office of Strategic and Intergovernmental Affairs, County of Santa Clara

Priya Smith, MPH

Medical Group Administrator, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Greater San Jose

Alan Takahashi

Vice President and General Manager, Multifunction Microwave Solutions, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions


Team Manager (SSM1), San Jose North Branch, California Department of Rehabilitation


Co-Chair, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education

Dean of College Transitions and Extension Programs, San Jose Evergreen Community College District


Board and Committee Meetings meeting information, including location and staff contact, can be found in the Meeting Agenda Packet. Occasionally, meetings are canceled, rescheduled, or relocated.  Meetings are open, and the public is welcome to attend. 

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work2future by-laws are available on policy + governance.

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