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

A high-tech solution to prepare the Inland Empire workforce for the automated future
April 23, 2018

A high-tech solution to prepare the Inland Empire workforce for the automated future

Large portion of region's logistics workers are vulnerable to automation Read More »

Solving for Kern County’s lack of STEM workers and abundance of disconnected youth
April 19, 2018

Solving for Kern County’s lack of STEM workers and abundance of disconnected youth

Bringing the right classes to inland California is key to closing skilled worker gap there Read More »

You Can See the Future of Work from Here
April 19, 2018 by Jim Mayer

You Can See the Future of Work from Here

Between Silicon Valley and farms, Monterey Bay region strengthens its workforce for the future of both Read More »

New pathways for millions of nontraditional students could pave the way for upward mobility
April 18, 2018 by Kristen F. Soares

New pathways for millions of nontraditional students could pave the way for upward mobility

Working Californians who aren't typical college students face challenges distinct challenges Read More »

Chico Leaders Seek to Grow and Keep Their Own
April 17, 2018 by Jim Mayer

Chico Leaders Seek to Grow and Keep Their Own

Workforce training that pairs well with small business success can encourage grads to thrive locally Read More »

From Farm Worker to Coding Pro
April 12, 2018

From Farm Worker to Coding Pro

Central Valley program lifts up students into real-world programming and middle-class jobs Read More »

Five Steps to a Stronger Workforce
April 06, 2018 by Tammy Cronin

Five Steps to a Stronger Workforce

How California communities and their colleges can boost social mobility and meet local workforce needs Read More »

Reskilling San Diegans can open up access to tech jobs and the middle class
April 03, 2018

Reskilling San Diegans can open up access to tech jobs and the middle class

Workforce education delivered online could build up the local talent pipeline Read More »

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