Reporting: Workforce Task Force

October 17, 2018 by Deborah Kollars

Solid research on rural challenges paved way forward for Elevate Rural CA initiative

Promising economic solutions to rural impediments are ready for a renewed push Read More »

Pre-apprenticeship launches SoCal aerospace students into workforce pipeline
October 17, 2018 by Nadine Ono

Pre-apprenticeship launches SoCal aerospace students into workforce pipeline

Workforce prep program equips engineering students with valuable job experience Read More »

Workforce training programs take the prize in the Summit’s annual PIE Contest for 2018
October 11, 2018 by Ed Coghlan

Workforce training programs take the prize in the Summit’s annual PIE Contest for 2018

Four partnerships earned awards for responding to workforce needs in their region Read More »

EVENT: How to build a Maker ecosystem in your region
October 10, 2018 by John Guenther

EVENT: How to build a Maker ecosystem in your region

Cultivating a creative and innovative workforce will be focus of upcoming Santa Rosa tour Read More »

Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state
October 09, 2018 by Deborah Kollars

Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state

Smaller, dispersed communities struggle to meet current and future water needs Read More »

How innovative wood products could help cut California wildfires, advance forest resiliency and economic prosperity
October 08, 2018 by Deborah Kollars

How innovative wood products could help cut California wildfires, advance forest resiliency and economic prosperity

Restoration of state's forested lands will play a critical role in its overall environmental, social and economic well-being Read More »

California water and land use leaders aim to protect state’s groundwater
October 08, 2018 by California Economic Summit

California water and land use leaders aim to protect state’s groundwater

Conversation on policies to get more water in the ground continues at 2018 Summit Read More »

Connections and advantages of the digital world elude rural California
October 04, 2018 by Deborah Kollars

Connections and advantages of the digital world elude rural California

Less than half of rural households have adequate broadband access Read More »

The Gig Economy is here. What are we going to do about it?
October 04, 2018 by Nick Schultz and Wingham Rowan

The Gig Economy is here. What are we going to do about it?

Gig workers are invisible when it comes to traditional workforce services Read More »

VIDEO: How bridging the early childhood care gap helps elevate California
October 03, 2018 by John Guenther

VIDEO: How bridging the early childhood care gap helps elevate California

Expanding early education helps low-income families facing tough decisions on childcare, say advocates Read More »

A renewed drive for more cost-effective early childhood investment in California
October 02, 2018 by Deborah Kollars

A renewed drive for more cost-effective early childhood investment in California

Early childhood advocates seek employer involvement and a sharpened strategy at this year's Summit Read More »

How to spur prosperity in overlooked rural California and benefit the entire state
October 01, 2018 by Nadine Ono

How to spur prosperity in overlooked rural California and benefit the entire state

Three ways the CA Economic Summit aims to improve the economic portrait of rural parts of the state Read More »

One year after fires, Sonoma County drives to meet housing goals
September 24, 2018 by Ed Coghlan

One year after fires, Sonoma County drives to meet housing goals

Leaders gathered to reenergize housing work post-fires and beyond Read More »

The Importance of Apprenticeships in the New Economy
September 10, 2018 by Chris Miller

The Importance of Apprenticeships in the New Economy

Immersing students in real-world knowledge does a better job filling the skills gap Read More »

VIDEO: California’s next governor talks about the promise of community colleges
August 31, 2018 by John Guenther

VIDEO: California’s next governor talks about the promise of community colleges

Two remaining candidates share how they'd improve the largest community college system in the country Read More »

Amazon and L.A. Area Community Colleges Announce Program to Increase Technology Training
August 15, 2018 by Ed Coghlan

Amazon and L.A. Area Community Colleges Announce Program to Increase Technology Training

New certificate focused on cloud-computing skills came from first-of-its-kind regional partnership with online retail giant Read More »

VIDEO: Automation Means Opportunity for California Community Colleges
August 01, 2018 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: Automation Means Opportunity for California Community Colleges

Workforce training that can match growth of Internet of Things systems will benefit workers looking to become upwardly mobile Read More »

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

California employers praise CA Economic Summit’s PIE Contest

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

CA Fwd releases report assessing Sonoma’s progress toward “resiliency” after 2017 fires
June 28, 2018 by Justin Ewers

CA Fwd releases report assessing Sonoma’s progress toward “resiliency” after 2017 fires

Additional detailed analysis to be presented at 2018 Summit in Santa Rosa 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 »

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