A Solution:

The new Strong Workforce Program is a comprehensive effort to fuel upward mobility & regional economies by aligning regional workforce needs, employers, and labor market data with community colleges in order to train more Californians to succeed in a competitive workforce.

The Problem:

California faces a need for 1 million more bachelor's degree grads & 1 million more middle-skill workers over the next 10 years but the state's economic regions, industry clusters & education institutions have a long way to go to achieve an integrated & efficient system that serves students & employers.

FEATURED STORIES

April 24, 2017

VIDEO: How to build a Strong Workforce for California

Take a couple minutes to learn how the next generation of workers will benefit from community college initiative Read More »

Strong Workforce
April 13, 2017

California’s major economic sectors to benefit from new Strong Workforce funding

Community Colleges reveal $200 million in spending and accountability plans via regional workforce programs Read More »

Strong Workforce
April 05, 2017

Community Colleges give breakdown where new workforce funds being spent

Data portal details how $200 million in career tech education funding are being distributed across California Read More »

REPORTING

Digital skills increasingly needed to live and thrive in L.A. County
April 30, 2018

Digital skills increasingly needed to live and thrive in L.A. County

Almost a million workers at risk of being left behind in the county yet many IT jobs don’t require a four-year degree Read More »

How to build a workforce resistant to automation and disruptive technologies?
April 26, 2018 by Ian Hanigan

How to build a workforce resistant to automation and disruptive technologies?

Workforce experts discuss artificial intelligence, a new wave of automation and the rise of the gig economy Read More »

California online community college announces first health care pathway
April 25, 2018

California online community college announces first health care pathway

Partnership with labor union launches program to train much-needed medical workers Read More »

A high-tech solution to prepare the Inland Empire workforce for the automated future
April 23, 2018

A high-tech solution to prepare the Inland Empire workforce for the automated future

Large portion of region's logistics workers are vulnerable to automation Read More »

Solving for Kern County’s lack of STEM workers and abundance of disconnected youth
April 19, 2018

Solving for Kern County’s lack of STEM workers and abundance of disconnected youth

Bringing the right classes to inland California is key to closing skilled worker gap there Read More »

You Can See the Future of Work from Here
April 19, 2018 by Jim Mayer

You Can See the Future of Work from Here

Between Silicon Valley and farms, Monterey Bay region strengthens its workforce for the future of both Read More »

New pathways for millions of nontraditional students could pave the way for upward mobility
April 18, 2018 by Kristen F. Soares

New pathways for millions of nontraditional students could pave the way for upward mobility

Working Californians who aren't typical college students face challenges distinct challenges Read More »

Chico Leaders Seek to Grow and Keep Their Own
April 17, 2018 by Jim Mayer

Chico Leaders Seek to Grow and Keep Their Own

Workforce training that pairs well with small business success can encourage grads to thrive locally Read More »

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