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

Elevate CA: Four ways California can build more grads ready for college and a career
February 21, 2018 by Loren Kaye

Elevate CA: Four ways California can build more grads ready for college and a career

Both employers and students will benefit from better links between the classroom and workplace Read More »

Siri, which online classes will lead to a great job?
February 20, 2018 by Jim Mayer

Siri, which online classes will lead to a great job?

How to close the workforce equity gap with accessible online education Read More »

Retraining Workers for the Future Economy
February 16, 2018 by Sarah Bohn

Retraining Workers for the Future Economy

California’s higher education system has an important role to play in delivering retraining options. Read More »

Elevate CA: It’s Not More Jobs—It’s More Good Paying Jobs
February 12, 2018

Elevate CA: It’s Not More Jobs—It’s More Good Paying Jobs

California legislators are promoting more proactive workforce training to close gaps in needed workers Read More »

Chancellor: California “working learners” to benefit from online Community College
January 31, 2018

Chancellor: California “working learners” to benefit from online Community College

College leader responds to concerns about proposal to upskill more working Californians Read More »

How a Strong Workforce benefits everyone, fuels local economies
January 25, 2018 by Deborah Nankivell and Van Ton-Quinlivan

How a Strong Workforce benefits everyone, fuels local economies

Education as a path to the California Dream needs a tune-up to fill 21st-century jobs Read More »

VIDEO: Governor candidates make their case for how to renew CA Dream
December 19, 2017

VIDEO: Governor candidates make their case for how to renew CA Dream

Candidates talk role of higher education and workforce training in combating poverty Read More »

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 »

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