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 »

Real life work experience program launches California students into careers
August 20, 2015 by Bill Britt

Real life work experience program launches California students into careers

Launchpath connects regional employers with high school and community college students to give them a leg up in the competition for jobs and gives a boost to the local workforce. Read More »

Career pathways point the way to boosting California’s workforce
July 22, 2015 by Bill Britt

Career pathways point the way to boosting California’s workforce

Getting students, counselors and colleges on the same path that connects courses with actual, in-demand careers is critical to the future of the California workforce. Read More »

Summit: Employers want, need bigger role in workforce training
July 15, 2015 by Justin Ewers

Summit: Employers want, need bigger role in workforce training

For California to develop the workforce necessary to remain globally competitive, employers must be given ways to play a larger role in the state’s workforce training system, the California Economic Summit emphasized in a letter to the task force charged with making community colleges more responsive to the state’s economy. Read More »

VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges
July 09, 2015 by John Guenther

VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges

Wrap-up of gathering that brought together problem solvers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to take on the state's most intractable social and environmental problems. Read More »

Task Force: Future of California economy depends on funding middle-skill job education
June 12, 2015 by John Guenther

Task Force: Future of California economy depends on funding middle-skill job education

California group looking at closing skills gap tackles the puzzle of boosting funding for career technical education and how to get community colleges to align the courses so students and industry don't get the runaround. Read More »

Millennial rewrites story of homelessness through workforce training, education access
May 28, 2015 by Quinn French

Millennial rewrites story of homelessness through workforce training, education access

Story of young Californian shows how workforce preparation and support for students can help generation of job seekers Read More »

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