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: 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 »

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 »

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