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

Summit to celebrate partnerships building the workforce of tomorrow today
June 11, 2018

Summit to celebrate partnerships building the workforce of tomorrow today

Second annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially open Read More »

Playbook of pairing education and automation makes employers and workers more resilient in the future of work
June 07, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

Playbook of pairing education and automation makes employers and workers more resilient in the future of work

As 50 robots roam the aisles of 50 of its stores, Walmart rolls out new employee education benefit for front-line associates Read More »

Community Colleges are Learning a Lesson in Disruption – and Leadership
June 04, 2018 by Jim Mayer

Community Colleges are Learning a Lesson in Disruption – and Leadership

Reforms to open up access to higher education and incentivize completion are coming to a head this month Read More »

Fresno Future of Work MeetUp turns focus to proposed online community college
May 31, 2018

Fresno Future of Work MeetUp turns focus to proposed online community college

With pockets of extreme poverty in the Central Valley, leaders say online college must fit regional needs Read More »

California Community Colleges launch Self-Employment Pathways in the Gig Economy project
May 29, 2018

California Community Colleges launch Self-Employment Pathways in the Gig Economy project

Training program better prepares students for working independently and running a business Read More »

Report: Workforce needed to fill growing demand for SoCal health care services professionals
May 25, 2018 by Victor Abalos

Report: Workforce needed to fill growing demand for SoCal health care services professionals

Well-paying allied health jobs often don't require a four-year degree Read More »

Report: Can new technology help California’s workforce get future-ready?
May 16, 2018

Report: Can new technology help California’s workforce get future-ready?

Results from the ambitious Future of Work series on workers stranded by technology Read More »

L.A. high tech expo draws hundreds of students and future coders
May 08, 2018

L.A. high tech expo draws hundreds of students and future coders

Generation of digital natives gets a look at tech industry jobs — and the skills needed to get them Read More »

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