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

Elevate CA: Life experience shaped UC regent’s passion for expanding access to higher education
October 12, 2017 by Victor Abalos

Elevate CA: Life experience shaped UC regent’s passion for expanding access to higher education

Maria Anguiano aims to make a UC degree more affordable and valuable in 21st century economy Read More »

Modern water demands help irrigation technology program thrive at Central Valley college
October 12, 2017

Modern water demands help irrigation technology program thrive at Central Valley college

Need for trained workforce expanded as need for water efficiency, innovation in agriculture also grew Read More »

Winning partnership to train needed aircraft techs takes flight in Antelope Valley
October 11, 2017

Winning partnership to train needed aircraft techs takes flight in Antelope Valley

Thousands of jobs created by defense contract will be filled thanks to public-private collaboration Read More »

Why California needs plan to rescue workers “stranded” by technology
October 11, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Why California needs plan to rescue workers “stranded” by technology

Those displaced by automation and other trends deserve a workforce strategy to meet market needs Read More »

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility
October 10, 2017 by Janet Napolitano

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility

A college education is a proven bridge to the middle class. Read More »

Three promising partnerships connecting employers and education earn California Economic Summit award
October 05, 2017

Three promising partnerships connecting employers and education earn California Economic Summit award

Winners will be in the spotlight next month to talk about engaging local employers in workforce development Read More »

Central Valley partnership readies underserved locals to fill construction workforce demand
October 04, 2017

Central Valley partnership readies underserved locals to fill construction workforce demand

Pre-apprenticeship saves time and money by better preparing new workers to enter skilled labor pipeline Read More »

Workforce Essentials: Sneak a peek at workforce sessions at the 2017 Summit
October 04, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Sneak a peek at workforce sessions at the 2017 Summit

Blue and Green Economies and health care sectors in the spotlight at this year's gathering Read More »

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