September 26, 2017 by Dave Regan

Elevate CA: Unions and private sector should work together to secure California’s economy

California has more than twice as many low-wage workers as union members Read More »

Elevate CA: How California’s Blue Economy can fuel middle-class jobs
September 21, 2017 by Rafael Castellanos

Elevate CA: How California’s Blue Economy can fuel middle-class jobs

San Diego's port is incubating businesses in Blue Tech industries Read More »

New Community College Pilot Helps Internationally Trained Nurses Obtain California State License
August 17, 2017 by Nadine Ono

New Community College Pilot Helps Internationally Trained Nurses Obtain California State License

Internationally trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. Grossmont College's Single Subject Course pilot is one example of improving the workforce pipeline by providing international healthcare workers access to courses needed obtain their state license Read More »

Roadmap to accelerate middle-income job growth needed for California
May 01, 2017 by James Gollub

Roadmap to accelerate middle-income job growth needed for California

State's economy will depend on creating more jobs for Californians in the middle class, in poverty, and economically fragile. Read More »

VIDEO: Decline of upward mobility in California must be reversed
April 03, 2017 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: Decline of upward mobility in California must be reversed

Whether or not California's next generations do better than their parents has a lot to do with these local factors Read More »

Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class
March 02, 2017 by Ed Coghlan

Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class

JEDE Committee takes up questions about poverty and misalignment of policies that should combat it Read More »

The next emerging issue: How can the Summit help create more middle-income jobs?
December 09, 2016 by Justin Ewers

The next emerging issue: How can the Summit help create more middle-income jobs?

California faces a middle-income jobs gap, a growing issue to be taken up at 2016 California Economic Summit Read More »

Entertainment “boot camp” at California college lights up pathway into industry
October 14, 2016 by Nadine Ono

Entertainment “boot camp” at California college lights up pathway into industry

With a huge entertainment sector nearby, a L.A. college teaches skills needed in job market via a free program Read More »

Manufacturers open doors for MFG Day to change perception of jobs
October 06, 2016 by John Guenther

Manufacturers open doors for MFG Day to change perception of jobs

Faced with skills gap and less-positive public perception, campaign seeks to showcase modern manufacturing as desirable career Read More »

Central Valley alliance looks to boost region’s manufacturing ecosystem
July 28, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

Central Valley alliance looks to boost region’s manufacturing ecosystem

Companies and local partners team up to build up San Joaquin Valley's manufacturing workforce. Read More »

California’s unemployment drops to 5.3% for April
May 20, 2016 by John Guenther

California’s unemployment drops to 5.3% for April

Jobs numbers stay bright for California but closing housing and workforce gaps would help keep things humming along. Read More »

California business leaders push for workforce training support in state budget
April 07, 2016 by Justin Ewers

California business leaders push for workforce training support in state budget

Legislators considering about $250 million in new state budget funding for career technical education programs at community colleges. Read More »

Southern California community colleges to give needed boost to global trade workforce
April 07, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

Southern California community colleges to give needed boost to global trade workforce

Seven SoCal colleges team up to align courses with needs of massive trade-related and logistics job market. Read More »

Commentary: Don’t forget about ways to raise California’s median wage
April 06, 2016 by Jim Mayer

Commentary: Don’t forget about ways to raise California’s median wage

Workforce development can be the policy that brings adversarial interests together – and solve more than poverty. Read More »

California’s energy law driving need for bigger HVAC workforce
February 15, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

California’s energy law driving need for bigger HVAC workforce

Skills gap creating an inadequate worker pipeline to fill demand for jobs like air conditioning and lighting control techs. Read More »

Community Colleges addressing need for net-zero energy workforce in California
February 03, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

Community Colleges addressing need for net-zero energy workforce in California

California industries will require more workers skilled in tech that reduces energy and resource use. Read More »

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search
January 20, 2016 by Ed Coghlan by Ed Coghlan

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search

The California Economic Summit Workforce and Advancing Manufacturing teams urge President Geoffrey Baum and Vice President Cecilia Estolano to select a Chancellor committed to accelerating the alignment between employers and educational and training institutions to improve meeting workforce needs while benefiting students and their families. Read More »

California must improve its pipeline of skilled workers and degrees
October 13, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

California must improve its pipeline of skilled workers and degrees

Skills gap will ensure state will fall short in filling need for college grads and middle-skilled workers. Read More »

Colleges work to close labor force’s skills gap
October 06, 2015 by Sydney Kamlager

Colleges work to close labor force’s skills gap

Op-ed: “Skills gap” is threatening California’s economic growth and keeping people in poverty. Read More »

Town hall showcases new steps to close skills gap in California
August 25, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

Town hall showcases new steps to close skills gap in California

Employers concerned about filling open jobs with skilled workers and community college faculty came to hear about task force's new recommendations to boost workforce development in California. Read More »

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