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. 


Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Kathy Williams
Chair of the Board

George Acero
Vice Chair of the Board

Geneve Villacres

Darius Anderson

Frank Gornick

Jennifer Perry

Kwesi Edwards

Lance Izumi

Manuel Baca

Patrick Mulvaney

Yasmin Davidds

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