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

California employers praise CA Economic Summit’s PIE Contest
July 02, 2018

California employers praise CA Economic Summit’s PIE Contest

Program honoring successful partnerships between industry and educators gets thumbs up Read More »

Gold Stars awarded to CA Community Colleges in annual Strong Workforce commendations
June 22, 2018

Gold Stars awarded to CA Community Colleges in annual Strong Workforce commendations

Career education programs that successfully boost student's economic mobility earn kudos Read More »

Workforce Essentials: Community College reforms aimed at boosting student success approved by lawmakers
June 19, 2018 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Community College reforms aimed at boosting student success approved by lawmakers

Online-only community college and other funding programs aim to close workforce training gaps Read More »

Delivering on California’s energy goals is also workforce challenge
June 12, 2018

Delivering on California’s energy goals is also workforce challenge

Community colleges working on ways to deliver enough skilled workers for booming sector Read More »

Summit to celebrate partnerships building the workforce of tomorrow today
June 11, 2018

Summit to celebrate partnerships building the workforce of tomorrow today

Second annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially open Read More »

Playbook of pairing education and automation makes employers and workers more resilient in the future of work
June 07, 2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

Playbook of pairing education and automation makes employers and workers more resilient in the future of work

As 50 robots roam the aisles of 50 of its stores, Walmart rolls out new employee education benefit for front-line associates Read More »

Community Colleges are Learning a Lesson in Disruption – and Leadership
June 04, 2018 by Jim Mayer

Community Colleges are Learning a Lesson in Disruption – and Leadership

Reforms to open up access to higher education and incentivize completion are coming to a head this month Read More »

Fresno Future of Work MeetUp turns focus to proposed online community college
May 31, 2018

Fresno Future of Work MeetUp turns focus to proposed online community college

With pockets of extreme poverty in the Central Valley, leaders say online college must fit regional needs Read More »

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