CEO a role model for steward leadership with many contributions
Nominated By: Gurminder Sangha, College of the Sequoias
Winning Criteria: Collaboration with career technical education faculty to develop programs and curricula with the skills that industry demands
What makes Mike Betts an extraordinary community leader is his commitment to serving the whole community. While clearly a Strong Workforce benefits employers, it is his passion for students, families and the community overall that fuels his untiring efforts to develop a Strong Workforce. From the beginning he recognized that success would require deep and enduring partnerships between industry, government, education and student. He has been steadfast in earning the trust and respect of key people in all of these sectors. Mike is the driving force behind achieving a unified strategy in the San Joaquin Valley so that we can uplift our region into inclusive prosperity and well being. He is a role model for steward leadership.
Mr. Betts played a significant role in creating the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance, an all-inclusive, transparent organization that has become a uniting organization in the region to advance the Strong Workforce objectives.