A Solution:

The new Strong Workforce Program is a comprehensive effort to fuel upward mobility & regional economies by aligning regional workforce needs, employers, and labor market data with community colleges in order to train more Californians to succeed in a competitive workforce.

The Problem:

California faces a need for 1 million more bachelor's degree grads & 1 million more middle-skill workers over the next 10 years but the state's economic regions, industry clusters & education institutions have a long way to go to achieve an integrated & efficient system that serves students & employers.

FEATURED STORIES

April 24, 2017

VIDEO: How to build a Strong Workforce for California

Take a couple minutes to learn how the next generation of workers will benefit from community college initiative Read More »

Strong Workforce
April 13, 2017

California’s major economic sectors to benefit from new Strong Workforce funding

Community Colleges reveal $200 million in spending and accountability plans via regional workforce programs Read More »

Strong Workforce
April 05, 2017

Community Colleges give breakdown where new workforce funds being spent

Data portal details how $200 million in career tech education funding are being distributed across California Read More »

REPORTING

Workforce Essentials: Aerospace giant and community college help fill regional workforce gap
November 30, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Aerospace giant and community college help fill regional workforce gap

How SoCal partnership aims to build ready-made manufacturing workforce for good-paying jobs Read More »

VIDEO: How to better connect higher education to the future workforce
November 21, 2017

VIDEO: How to better connect higher education to the future workforce

Expanding access and making sure grads can fill good-paying jobs should be top priorities say college leaders Read More »

VIDEO: California welding student aims to inspire more women and teach others her trade
November 09, 2017

VIDEO: California welding student aims to inspire more women and teach others her trade

The only woman in her college welding class, she went on to win awards in statewide competition Read More »

How manufacturing in California will remain part of our economic future
October 30, 2017

How manufacturing in California will remain part of our economic future

Regions are working to raise awareness of manufacturing jobs right in students' backyards Read More »

California college creates career pathway to train needed imaging techs
October 27, 2017

California college creates career pathway to train needed imaging techs

Very few formal programs exist to train on expensive, advanced equipment Read More »

Preparing an early education workforce for East Bay has innovative head start
October 25, 2017

Preparing an early education workforce for East Bay has innovative head start

Program addressing shortage of Head Start educators earns Summit award Read More »

Workforce partnership between steel manufacturer, Inland Empire college shows real mettle
October 19, 2017

Workforce partnership between steel manufacturer, Inland Empire college shows real mettle

Public-private learning center training ready-made manufacturing workers for region earns Summit award Read More »

Workforce Essentials: Giving a hand to stranded workers & more on tap for 2017 Summit
October 18, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Giving a hand to stranded workers & more on tap for 2017 Summit

Check out more workforce development sessions added to big event next month Read More »

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