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

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students
February 20, 2019

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students

Antelope Valley College maintains tight relationship with manufacturer to stay nimble and train their future workforce Read More »

Gov. Newsom wants to expand access to health care and build a more skilled workforce. A new report has a plan to do both.
February 14, 2019 by CA Fwd Staff

Gov. Newsom wants to expand access to health care and build a more skilled workforce. A new report has a plan to do both.

Health Workforce Commission strategy would close provider gaps in primary care, mental health, and home care Read More »

Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Program in L.A. County Drawing Rave Reviews
January 31, 2019

Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Program in L.A. County Drawing Rave Reviews

Small businesses, manufacturers can benefit from partnership with local community colleges Read More »

A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity
January 21, 2019 by CA Fwd Staff

A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

Major elements of the Roadmap align with the proposed budget plan released by the Governor this month Read More »

Workers disrupted out of the economy by automation need to be designed back in
December 11, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

Workers disrupted out of the economy by automation need to be designed back in

The gig economy needs a rethinking so that it works for humans in the face of AI and other changes Read More »

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition
November 13, 2018 by Daniel Mintz

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition

As the region's timber and cannabis industries evolve, a diversifying economy is growing jobs in other sectors Read More »

What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?
November 13, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?

Barriers can leave even college graduates left out of the growing gig economy Read More »

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce
November 01, 2018

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce

Reviewing progress in the Summit's workforce challenge and a preview of the 2018 Summit Read More »

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