June 18, 2019 by Bill Mueller, Valley Vision CEO

Promoting opportunity for all Californians

In a state as big and diverse as California, how can we all come together to build a California for all? Read More »

The Work Before the Work
June 13, 2019 by Deborah Nankivell

The Work Before the Work

How increasing emotional intelligence could transform education and the top-down leadership model Read More »

Rim Fire tour provides striking view of California’s wildfire challenges
June 12, 2019 by Deb Kollars

Rim Fire tour provides striking view of California’s wildfire challenges

Coming face to face with fire devastation and current conditions of the state's forest were a stark reminder of the need for collaboration Read More »

Many Californians get their start—and careers—in this huge economic sector
June 12, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Many Californians get their start—and careers—in this huge economic sector

How colleges are training for the retail, hospitality and tourism industry, the largest employer in the state Read More »

CA Fwd and California Stewardship Network integrating to power prosperity across state’s regions
June 11, 2019 by CA Economic Summit

CA Fwd and California Stewardship Network integrating to power prosperity across state’s regions

Newly strengthened organization will promote opportunities for all Californians through the Summit and more policy initiatives Read More »

Preparing the Way for a Central Valley Renaissance
June 04, 2019 by Stuart Van Horn, Ed.D.

Preparing the Way for a Central Valley Renaissance

Commentary: Governor's inland California initiative is welcome news in region rich in agriculture, hurt by economic gaps Read More »

Help Wanted on California’s Working Lands
May 23, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Help Wanted on California’s Working Lands

The state's $395-billion-a-year agriculture industry needs workers trained in ag tech and soft skills. Read More »

Congratulations to CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley
May 22, 2019 by CA Fwd

Congratulations to CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Board of Governors extends the contract of the Chancellor who has made increasing earning power of graduates a priority Read More »

VIDEO: What’s next in California’s housing crisis debate
May 17, 2019 by John Guenther

VIDEO: What’s next in California’s housing crisis debate

We talk about the fates of affordable housing, rent control and just where California is going to build more homes with HCD's Ben Metcalf Read More »

Debate needs broadening to find solutions to California’s housing crisis
May 16, 2019 by Diana Williams

Debate needs broadening to find solutions to California’s housing crisis

An important issue in the discussion remains largely unaddressed Read More »

The Future of Work in California is Global!
May 13, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

The Future of Work in California is Global!

The state's role in global trade provides community college students with big opportunities in international business Read More »

Governor Newsom to spotlight inland regional economic plan at 2019 California Economic Summit
May 10, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Governor Newsom to spotlight inland regional economic plan at 2019 California Economic Summit

New initiative launched to elevate ideas from inland regions and build a comprehensive economic plan Read More »

Making local and regional housing and infrastructure funding more effective
May 09, 2019 by Fred Silva

Making local and regional housing and infrastructure funding more effective

How the Legislature can improve on the promise of California’s Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts Read More »

California’s Life Sciences Biotech Sector Is Good for Its Economic Health
May 09, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

California’s Life Sciences Biotech Sector Is Good for Its Economic Health

Why community college students are well situated for entry-level jobs in the number one state for life sciences Read More »

Empower Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide
May 08, 2019 by Greg Norton

Empower Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide

Priority should be placed on equitable broadband access, not the next big thing for the fortunate few Read More »

2019 PIE Contest Opens ­– Looking for Successful Workforce Development Partnerships
May 01, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

2019 PIE Contest Opens ­– Looking for Successful Workforce Development Partnerships

Third annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially begins Read More »

Technologically obsolete adults increasingly face digital barriers to jobs
April 30, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Technologically obsolete adults increasingly face digital barriers to jobs

Community colleges aim to boost digital skills—now a key to entry-level employment across California Read More »

Event to highlight child literacy bringing story time to the Capitol
April 26, 2019 by CA Economic Summit

Event to highlight child literacy bringing story time to the Capitol

First 5 and partners to hold Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros celebration Tuesday April 30 Read More »

California needs to conform with federal Opportunity Zone provisions
April 19, 2019 by Brad Williams

California needs to conform with federal Opportunity Zone provisions

Incentive to invest benefiting communities in need will be offset unless state legislature acts quickly Read More »

How community colleges aim to help California’s aspiring entrepreneurs in the new economy
April 18, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

How community colleges aim to help California’s aspiring entrepreneurs in the new economy

As the gig economy grows, technical skills combined with an entrepreneurial mindset increasingly important Read More »

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