Tim Aldinger is Executive Director of Workforce Development at the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Aldinger has built and skillfully leads a 12-person workforce team that supports development, implementation, scaling, and sustainability of quality work-based learning opportunities for high school and college students to help improve workforce readiness. A respected adjunct faculty member of Sacramento State’s Workforce Development Professional Certificate and Apprenticeship Program, Aldinger also co-leads the California Workforce Association’s Executive Bootcamp, which he co-created.
- Expanded and diversified both public and private sector work-based learning opportunities through Career Catalyst and other key initiatives, placing more than 4,000 learners annually in short-term, part-time, summer, and full-time employment
- Oversaw support network development for the California Apprenticeship Initiative, a collaborative statewide initiative to diversify industries using apprenticeships and attract equitable workforces
- Led development of the award-winning LaunchPath technology tool, which connects employers with students seeking internship and job opportunities and is being used across the nation
A recognized workforce authority, Aldinger speaks nationally about workforce development, including most recently on automation, artificial intelligence, and mobile workforces. A public workforce system veteran, prior to joining the Foundation Aldinger trained and consulted for workforce professionals nationwide, including while serving as the National Association of Workforce Boards’ Manager of Training & Special Projects.
Aldinger earned his bachelor of arts in international studies from Southern Oregon University and his master of public management from Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, Aldinger completed a highly competitive public affairs leadership training fellowship at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.