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

Pre-apprenticeship launches SoCal aerospace students into workforce pipeline
October 17, 2018

Pre-apprenticeship launches SoCal aerospace students into workforce pipeline

Workforce prep program equips engineering students with valuable job experience Read More »

Workforce training programs take the prize in the Summit’s annual PIE Contest for 2018
October 11, 2018

Workforce training programs take the prize in the Summit’s annual PIE Contest for 2018

Four partnerships earned awards for responding to workforce needs in their region Read More »

EVENT: How to build a Maker ecosystem in your region
October 10, 2018

EVENT: How to build a Maker ecosystem in your region

Cultivating a creative and innovative workforce will be focus of upcoming Santa Rosa tour Read More »

The Gig Economy is here. What are we going to do about it?
October 04, 2018 by Nick Schultz and Wingham Rowan

The Gig Economy is here. What are we going to do about it?

Gig workers are invisible when it comes to traditional workforce services Read More »

The Importance of Apprenticeships in the New Economy
September 10, 2018 by Chris Miller

The Importance of Apprenticeships in the New Economy

Immersing students in real-world knowledge does a better job filling the skills gap Read More »

VIDEO: California’s next governor talks about the promise of community colleges
August 31, 2018

VIDEO: California’s next governor talks about the promise of community colleges

Two remaining candidates share how they'd improve the largest community college system in the country Read More »

Amazon and L.A. Area Community Colleges Announce Program to Increase Technology Training
August 15, 2018

Amazon and L.A. Area Community Colleges Announce Program to Increase Technology Training

New certificate focused on cloud-computing skills came from first-of-its-kind regional partnership with online retail giant Read More »

VIDEO: Automation Means Opportunity for California Community Colleges
August 01, 2018

VIDEO: Automation Means Opportunity for California Community Colleges

Workforce training that can match growth of Internet of Things systems will benefit workers looking to become upwardly mobile Read More »

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