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

Blue-collar workers get a career network of their own
September 24, 2013

Blue-collar workers get a career network of their own

WorkHands startup is like the LinkedIn for trade skill workers Read More »

Computer literacy key to middle class jobs in California
September 19, 2013

Computer literacy key to middle class jobs in California

Computers still don’t match up with humans when it comes to problem solving abilities Read More »

Economist: Getting people into middle-class jobs good for their health
August 30, 2013

Economist: Getting people into middle-class jobs good for their health

What do you think is the number one factor when measuring a region's public health? Read More »

Creating jobs isn’t rocket science…or is it all science?
August 29, 2013

Creating jobs isn’t rocket science…or is it all science?

There’s good news, and there’s…more good news? Read More »

VIDEO: Future of California lies with middle-class jobs & education
July 23, 2013

VIDEO: Future of California lies with middle-class jobs & education

California Forward leader talks about California economy with Capitol Weekly Read More »

New reports on state jobs data make California’s week
July 19, 2013

New reports on state jobs data make California’s week

Sequester still looms but state adds 30K jobs Read More »

Getting kids interested in STEM fields important to Silicon Valley
July 16, 2013

Getting kids interested in STEM fields important to Silicon Valley

Bill prepares educators to teach science, tech, engineering, math Read More »

California bill requires state to attack skills gap
July 12, 2013

California bill requires state to attack skills gap

Workforce legislation to address unfilled jobs available now Read More »

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