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

How community colleges aim to help California’s aspiring entrepreneurs in the new economy
April 18, 2019

How community colleges aim to help California’s aspiring entrepreneurs in the new economy

As the gig economy grows, technical skills combined with an entrepreneurial mindset increasingly important Read More »

California’s vast health care industry requires growing workforce pipeline
April 15, 2019

California’s vast health care industry requires growing workforce pipeline

Community colleges working on need for funding, faculty, employer engagement and more Read More »

Change is happening in Fresno schools and the workplace
April 03, 2019 by Deb Nankivell

Change is happening in Fresno schools and the workplace

How project-based learning can build a stronger workforce better than the sage on the stage Read More »

Economic dignity for all should drive California’s policy priorities
April 02, 2019 by Jonathan Hasak

Economic dignity for all should drive California’s policy priorities

Commentary: Job creation and training programs based this core value could better tackle economic inequality Read More »

Career seekers find the future of facility management in California is bright
March 22, 2019

Career seekers find the future of facility management in California is bright

College responds to demand in the sector as more workers retire, green standards take effect Read More »

Everything Counts: Soft skills increasingly vital for employers
March 21, 2019 by Deb Nankivell

Everything Counts: Soft skills increasingly vital for employers

Learning confidence, self-awareness and communication should be baked into career training Read More »

Crossing boundaries to create a life-ready workforce for California
March 14, 2019 by Deb Nankivell

Crossing boundaries to create a life-ready workforce for California

A successful career-track high school in the Central Valley is an example of transformational change Read More »

The Sound of Results
March 06, 2019

The Sound of Results

Students are becoming credentialed and qualified for jobs, finding career pathways they never knew existed Read More »

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