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

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition
November 13, 2018 by Daniel Mintz

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition

As the region's timber and cannabis industries evolve, a diversifying economy is growing jobs in other sectors Read More »

What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?
November 13, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?

Barriers can leave even college graduates left out of the growing gig economy Read More »

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce
November 01, 2018

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce

Reviewing progress in the Summit's workforce challenge and a preview of the 2018 Summit Read More »

Bay Area partnership prepares a diverse workforce for well-paying construction careers
November 01, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Bay Area partnership prepares a diverse workforce for well-paying construction careers

Program trains low-income women and re-entry individuals for building trades apprenticeships Read More »

Young Californians trained for construction jobs via NorCal partnership responding to overwhelming demand
October 30, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Young Californians trained for construction jobs via NorCal partnership responding to overwhelming demand

Summit recognizes workforce program filling worker need in region devastated by wildfires Read More »

Nursing school awarded for filling Monterey County health care workforce gaps
October 26, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Nursing school awarded for filling Monterey County health care workforce gaps

Large majority of nurses trained via partnership between college and health employer remain to work in region Read More »

Silicon Valley partnership graduating low-income Californians into health care careers
October 24, 2018 by California Economic Summit

Silicon Valley partnership graduating low-income Californians into health care careers

Successful workforce program earned Summit award for filling skilled health care worker gap in region Read More »

Partnerships between manufacturers and educators can power the state’s economy
October 23, 2018

Partnerships between manufacturers and educators can power the state’s economy

College collaborations are training the next generation of a needed workforce for good-paying manufacturing jobs Read More »

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