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

Report shows L.A. regional economy has a big gap in its workforce pipeline
October 03, 2017

Report shows L.A. regional economy has a big gap in its workforce pipeline

Talent gap and an aging population are upping the demand for more workers in middle-skill, middle-income jobs Read More »

Elevate CA: More empowered workers needed to grow California’s middle class
September 27, 2017 by Elizabeth Sholes

Elevate CA: More empowered workers needed to grow California’s middle class

Worker ownership combined with more training can help even low-skill workers raise their economic status Read More »

Elevate CA: Unions and private sector should work together to secure California’s economy
September 26, 2017 by Dave Regan

Elevate CA: Unions and private sector should work together to secure California’s economy

California has more than twice as many low-wage workers as union members Read More »

Elevate CA: San Diego school aims to knock down barriers to economic prosperity for all students
September 12, 2017 by Arnulfo Manriquez

Elevate CA: San Diego school aims to knock down barriers to economic prosperity for all students

Up to 100 students who struggled in traditional high school graduate every year from area charter Read More »

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success
September 06, 2017 by Timothy P. White

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success

More than 99% of jobs created since 2009 require more than high school. Here's how CSU is working to increase graduation rates and more. Read More »

Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians
September 05, 2017

Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians

Central Valley college district program designed to attract workers looking to move up in their industry Read More »

SoCal community college student “leaned in” to build entrepreneurial spirit in students
August 29, 2017

SoCal community college student “leaned in” to build entrepreneurial spirit in students

Campus club at Glendale college connects mentors with would-be business owners Read More »

Workforce Essentials: Apps help schools and teachers reach students where they are – on their phones
August 25, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Apps help schools and teachers reach students where they are – on their phones

Plus, read about a tech skills training center for rural Californians and a free-to-use labor market research database Read More »

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