March 21, 2019 by Deb Nankivell

Everything Counts: Soft skills increasingly vital for employers

Learning confidence, self-awareness and communication should be baked into career training Read More »

Crossing boundaries to create a life-ready workforce for California
March 14, 2019 by Deb Nankivell

Crossing boundaries to create a life-ready workforce for California

A successful career-track high school in the Central Valley is an example of transformational change Read More »

The Sound of Results
March 06, 2019

The Sound of Results

Students are becoming credentialed and qualified for jobs, finding career pathways they never knew existed Read More »

California Community College students can earn, display certificates via LinkedIn
February 28, 2019 by Nadine Ono

California Community College students can earn, display certificates via LinkedIn

Colleges partner with the social media and networking site to offer free classes, certifications Read More »

Gig economy event in L.A. looks to the future
February 27, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Gig economy event in L.A. looks to the future

Workshops and speakers to address gig workers and others involved in irregular, on-demand jobs Read More »

Visalia community college upgrades Valley workforce with soft skills, management training
February 26, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Visalia community college upgrades Valley workforce with soft skills, management training

Local employers identified the need for workers who are better prepared for the workplace Read More »

Cybersecurity contest challenges California students to explore high-paying career path
February 20, 2019 by Nadine Ono

Cybersecurity contest challenges California students to explore high-paying career path

Increasing cyber threats are expanding the skilled worker demand in the sector, creating big opportunities for grads Read More »

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students
February 20, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students

Antelope Valley College maintains tight relationship with manufacturer to stay nimble and train their future workforce Read More »

Gov. Newsom wants to expand access to health care and build a more skilled workforce. A new report has a plan to do both.
February 14, 2019 by CA Fwd Staff

Gov. Newsom wants to expand access to health care and build a more skilled workforce. A new report has a plan to do both.

Health Workforce Commission strategy would close provider gaps in primary care, mental health, and home care Read More »

Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Program in L.A. County Drawing Rave Reviews
January 31, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Program in L.A. County Drawing Rave Reviews

Small businesses, manufacturers can benefit from partnership with local community colleges Read More »

A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity
January 21, 2019 by CA Fwd Staff

A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

Major elements of the Roadmap align with the proposed budget plan released by the Governor this month Read More »

Workers disrupted out of the economy by automation need to be designed back in
December 11, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

Workers disrupted out of the economy by automation need to be designed back in

The gig economy needs a rethinking so that it works for humans in the face of AI and other changes Read More »

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition
November 13, 2018 by Daniel Mintz

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition

As the region's timber and cannabis industries evolve, a diversifying economy is growing jobs in other sectors Read More »

What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?
November 13, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?

Barriers can leave even college graduates left out of the growing gig economy Read More »

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce
November 01, 2018 by Ed Coghlan

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce

Reviewing progress in the Summit's workforce challenge and a preview of the 2018 Summit Read More »

Bay Area partnership prepares a diverse workforce for well-paying construction careers
November 01, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Bay Area partnership prepares a diverse workforce for well-paying construction careers

Program trains low-income women and re-entry individuals for building trades apprenticeships Read More »

Young Californians trained for construction jobs via NorCal partnership responding to overwhelming demand
October 30, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Young Californians trained for construction jobs via NorCal partnership responding to overwhelming demand

Summit recognizes workforce program filling worker need in region devastated by wildfires Read More »

Nursing school awarded for filling Monterey County health care workforce gaps
October 26, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Nursing school awarded for filling Monterey County health care workforce gaps

Large majority of nurses trained via partnership between college and health employer remain to work in region Read More »

Silicon Valley partnership graduating low-income Californians into health care careers
October 24, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Silicon Valley partnership graduating low-income Californians into health care careers

Successful workforce program earned Summit award for filling skilled health care worker gap in region Read More »

Partnerships between manufacturers and educators can power the state’s economy
October 23, 2018 by Nadine Ono

Partnerships between manufacturers and educators can power the state’s economy

College collaborations are training the next generation of a needed workforce for good-paying manufacturing jobs Read More »

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