Tim Aldinger

Tim Aldinger, Executive Director of Workforce Development

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Areas of expertise:

  • Workforce development policy
  • Workforce training
  • Work and learn models
  • Strategic planning

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. 


Programs and Services

Beth Kay
Director of Professional Development, Success Center

Jodi Lewis
Director of Policy Development, Success Center

Nadia Leal-Carrillo
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Success Center

Tim Aldinger
Executive Director, Workforce Development

Iris Aguilar
Senior Director, Equity and Community Impact

Jeffrey Clary
Senior Director, Climate Strategies

Shirley Singh
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services

Jennifer Keiper
Senior Director of CollegeBuys

Strategic Support

Barbara Webster-Hawkins
Executive Director, Resource Development

Emily Robinson
Technology and Special Projects Director

Jodi Samuels
Director of Strategic Support for Colleges and Scholars

Steve Maciel
Director of Finance and Accounting

John O'Sullivan
Director, Systems and Special Projects

Cristina Herrick
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

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