Reporting: Workforce Task Force

May 23, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Help Wanted on California’s Working Lands

The state's $395-billion-a-year agriculture industry needs workers trained in ag tech and soft skills. Read More »

Congratulations to CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley
May 22, 2019 by CA Fwd

Congratulations to CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Board of Governors extends the contract of the Chancellor who has made increasing earning power of graduates a priority Read More »

VIDEO: What’s next in California’s housing crisis debate
May 17, 2019 by John Guenther

VIDEO: What’s next in California’s housing crisis debate

We talk about the fates of affordable housing, rent control and just where California is going to build more homes with HCD's Ben Metcalf Read More »

Debate needs broadening to find solutions to California’s housing crisis
May 16, 2019 by Diana Williams

Debate needs broadening to find solutions to California’s housing crisis

An important issue in the discussion remains largely unaddressed Read More »

The Future of Work in California is Global!
May 13, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

The Future of Work in California is Global!

The state's role in global trade provides community college students with big opportunities in international business Read More »

Governor Newsom to spotlight inland regional economic plan at 2019 California Economic Summit
May 10, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Governor Newsom to spotlight inland regional economic plan at 2019 California Economic Summit

New initiative launched to elevate ideas from inland regions and build a comprehensive economic plan Read More »

Making local and regional housing and infrastructure funding more effective
May 09, 2019 by Fred Silva

Making local and regional housing and infrastructure funding more effective

How the Legislature can improve on the promise of California’s Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts Read More »

California’s Life Sciences Biotech Sector Is Good for Its Economic Health
May 09, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

California’s Life Sciences Biotech Sector Is Good for Its Economic Health

Why community college students are well situated for entry-level jobs in the number one state for life sciences Read More »

Empower Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide
May 08, 2019 by Greg Norton

Empower Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide

Priority should be placed on equitable broadband access, not the next big thing for the fortunate few Read More »

2019 PIE Contest Opens ­– Looking for Successful Workforce Development Partnerships
May 01, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

2019 PIE Contest Opens ­– Looking for Successful Workforce Development Partnerships

Third annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially begins Read More »

Technologically obsolete adults increasingly face digital barriers to jobs
April 30, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Technologically obsolete adults increasingly face digital barriers to jobs

Community colleges aim to boost digital skills—now a key to entry-level employment across California Read More »

Event to highlight child literacy bringing story time to the Capitol
April 26, 2019 by CA Economic Summit

Event to highlight child literacy bringing story time to the Capitol

First 5 and partners to hold Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros celebration Tuesday April 30 Read More »

California needs to conform with federal Opportunity Zone provisions
April 19, 2019 by Brad Williams

California needs to conform with federal Opportunity Zone provisions

Incentive to invest benefiting communities in need will be offset unless state legislature acts quickly Read More »

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

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 »

Study: Opportunity Zone-ready California could generate hundreds of millions in economic activity
April 18, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Study: Opportunity Zone-ready California could generate hundreds of millions in economic activity

New analysis shows not aligning state resources and tax laws could be a large missed opportunity 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 »

A model for achieving housing goals takes shape in Sonoma County
April 11, 2019 by Nadine Ono

A model for achieving housing goals takes shape in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, the County and employers advance plans for recovering homes lost in fires, dealing with larger housing crisis Read More »

VIDEO: How California business and nonprofits are adapting post-wildfires
April 10, 2019 by John Guenther

VIDEO: How California business and nonprofits are adapting post-wildfires

Disasters have become part of the new normal, but the lessons learned by the public and private sectors are invaluable Read More »

Sonoma County builds framework for resiliency after destructive wildfires
April 10, 2019 by Nadine Ono

Sonoma County builds framework for resiliency after destructive wildfires

Plan includes improving warning systems, retrofitting homes, and upgrading utility infrastructure Read More »

One Powerful Insight and Three Urgent Workforce Priorities
April 04, 2019 by Jim Mayer

One Powerful Insight and Three Urgent Workforce Priorities

How to transform workforce development to better serve the millions of Californians unemployed, underemployed or stuck in low-wage jobs Read More »

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