Chris Allen is an accomplished education administrator with extensive experience in
workforce development and apprenticeship programs.
As the Dean of Apprenticeship Programs at Foothill College, Chris oversees the development
and implementation of various apprenticeship programs, including those in the fields
of advanced manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. He works closely with industry
partners and community organizations to ensure that these programs meet the needs
of local employers and provide students with the necessary skills and training to
succeed in their chosen careers.
Chris developed a passion for working with students from underserved communities and
for providing students with career opportunities specifically in apprenticeships.
He was instrumental in establishing new and innovative apprenticeship programs in
California for the semiconductor industry and has successfully registered a handful
of new apprenticeship programs with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
Chris received a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University and a Master's
Degree in Education Counseling from San Jose State University. Chris was selected
by the Department of Labor for an Executive Management Fellowship and completed his
Master's Degree in Management from Minot State University.