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 »

California Legislature passes budget with boost for workforce training
June 16, 2016 by Ed Coghlan by Ed Coghlan

California Legislature passes budget with boost for workforce training

State budget includes $200 million for promising program to upgrade how CTE programs train state's 21st century workforce Read More »

REAL Coalition joins Summit in supporting career tech education in the state budget
June 06, 2016 by Justin Ewers

REAL Coalition joins Summit in supporting career tech education in the state budget

One of California's largest business groups joins Summit in support of workforce funding in state budget before lawmakers this week. Read More »

California Economic Summit leaders urge passage of career tech funding
June 03, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

California Economic Summit leaders urge passage of career tech funding

Letter calls for Legislature to approve $200 million to upgrade California's technical education programs Read More »

UPS executive writes prescription for California’s workforce gap
June 03, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

UPS executive writes prescription for California’s workforce gap

California needs to produce more middle-skill workers says Noel Massie who worked his way up from part-time truck loader to operations manager for U.S. Read More »

Op-Ed: When community colleges join forces, student opportunities abound
May 16, 2016 by Linda Wah and Gustavo Herrera

Op-Ed: When community colleges join forces, student opportunities abound

How regionalism produces stronger skills for students to take to the workforce Read More »

More California employers urging Legislative action on workforce funding
May 06, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

More California employers urging Legislative action on workforce funding

Call for $250 million for workforce training programs finds support from companies affected by rapid change in technology. 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 »

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 »

Advocates tell state lawmakers California must invest in workforce training
March 29, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

Advocates tell state lawmakers California must invest in workforce training

Careers in technical education fields can garner graduates double the salary of average community college student. Read More »

The seven most important changes community colleges can make to close California’s skills gap
March 01, 2016 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

The seven most important changes community colleges can make to close California’s skills gap

The skills gap is the biggest hurdle to economic prosperity for unemployed individuals, but there are some specific changes two-year colleges could make to help minimize the gap and improve completion and employment rates. Read More »

Governor doubles down on Summit workforce training approach in new budget
January 08, 2016 by Justin Ewers

Governor doubles down on Summit workforce training approach in new budget

Jerry Brown recommends hundreds of millions for workforce programs supported by the Summit and aimed at closing regional skills gaps. Read More »

VIDEO: Game-changing workforce plan takes big step toward closing skills gap
December 23, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: Game-changing workforce plan takes big step toward closing skills gap

We wrap up the biggest story in the efforts to close California's skills gap and why it's imperative to keep it up in 2016. Read More »

Putting More “Community” into Community Colleges
November 20, 2015 by Jim Mayer

Putting More “Community” into Community Colleges

Smart and steady higher education reform effort needs to be sustained – and replicated Read More »

California Community Colleges adopt major workforce action plan
November 17, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

California Community Colleges adopt major workforce action plan

Board of Governors approves list of 25 recommendations to reform the Colleges workforce training programs Read More »

Recipe for strong a California economy includes one million more skilled workers
November 03, 2015 by John Guenther

Recipe for strong a California economy includes one million more skilled workers

To restore upward mobility and fill the skills gap, the Summit will call for fixes to California's regional workforce education systems. 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 »

California task force approves blueprint for closing skills gap
July 30, 2015 by John Guenther

California task force approves blueprint for closing skills gap

Group formed to craft strategies for boosting California's workforce via the California Community College system submitted their final recommendations this week. Read More »

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