Chamber Welcomes Ben Werner, Workforce Development Program Lead
The Chamber is excited to welcome the new Workforce Development Program Lead, Ben Werner. Ben is a graduate of UCSB in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has served in technical and project management roles in several South Coast tech companies, complemented by experiences of co-leading a startup company and engaging as a citizen activist in local community development initiatives. Ben’s role as Workforce Development Program Lead with the Chamber aligns with his passion for systems change that improves the quality of working life for individuals, and the performance of the organizations they serve. As part of a grant contract with the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board this new Workforce Development program aims to broaden employment and career advancement opportunities in the local tech and manufacturing sector. Beyond 2024, the Chamber envisions expanding the program to address the workforce development needs of other industry sectors and businesses on the South Coast.