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Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium


The Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium (IEDRC) serves as a regional framework to communicate, coordinate, collaborate, promote and plan career and technical education and workforce and economic development in the Inland Empire/Desert Region. The region includes nine community college districts comprised of 12 community colleges, two county offices of education, 56 public school districts, four regional occupational centers/programs, and more than 50 charter schools.


Educators play a key role in economic vitality and prosperity by preparing residents for positions and careers that pay a living wage. The Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium partners are committed to working together to provide the region with workforce development programs that address real needs and contribute to economic prosperity.​

Lori Sanchez

Director, Regional Consortium Strategic Partnerships

James Meier

Director, Strong Workforce Strategic Communications and Marketing

Tesha Brown

Grants Administrative Specialist

Stephanie Murillo

Strong Workforce K14 Technical Assistance Provider

Sheryl Plumley

Strong Workforce Fiscal Manager

Taylor Gilbertson

Strong Workforce Fiscal Support

Diann Thursby

Administrative Support