Leaders Gathered in Vista to Discuss the 78 Corridor Future


City Leaders and representatives from the region’s higher education institutions gathered at the Vista Civic Center at 200 Civic Center Drive in Vista. The City of Vista Economic Development Director, Kevin Ham, facilitated the meeting for the Innovate78 cities. The evening was aimed to help companies grow talent from within, access talent coming out of regional institutions and network with other high-tech companies across north county.
Representatives from the region’s higher education institutions talked about existing programs and company-specific training opportunities from:
•CSU San Marcos Extended Learning
•MiraCosta Technology Career Institute
•Palomar College Career Technical and Extended Education
•UC San Diego Extension

Members of the panel created an Adaptive Regional Workforce to Help Companies Grow in a Globally Competitive Market featuring Dr. Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at UC San Diego, Mike Schroder, Dean of Extended Learning at CSU San Marcos, Margie A. Fritch, Dean of Career Technical and Extended Education at Palomar College and Mike Green, Work Skills Navigator at MiraCosta Technology Career Institute.

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, Vista Mayor Judy Ritter an Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall were in attendance.

Innovate78 is the collaborative outcome of five cities – Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista – coming together with a shared vision to boost economic prosperity along the 78 Corridor. From tech startups to life sciences and communications, North County is the place where innovation and lifestyle collide. Here, in the five forward-thinking communities that comprise the 78 Corridor, creative leaders are gathering to continue this momentum of innovation and success.
Together, we represent Innovate78, a hub of innovation, that is driving talent and creative capital to the 78 Corridor.




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