Workforce Action Team 2013 Charter
In 2013, California Forward and the California Stewardship Network hosted Regional Forums attended by more than 1,700 business and civic leaders around the state. The forums resulted in top priorities to support middle class job growth and regional economies focused on advancing the triple bottom line of economy, environment and social equity. The 2013 Action Team Charters set down parameters, expectations and a work plan to move these priorities to statewide policy.
Workforce is a broad area of interest and concern in California. The first Workforce Action Team chartered in 2012 focused largely on promoting regional industry-sector education and training partnerships, successfully meeting virtually all its proposed outcomes. In 2013, workforce was again identified as one of the top priorities across regions of California. Regions continued to identify regional partnerships as a priority, and added expansion of career-technical education in high-demand fields as a top priority as well.