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Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy: Report and Recommendations

The California Community Colleges' Board of Governors launched the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy (Strong Workforce Task Force) to address the projected shortfall in middle-skill workers. The task force, comprised of both internal and external stakeholders, was convened to recommend a series of policies and practices to increase the production of industry-valued degrees and credentials. 

The 25 recommendations in this report build upon current college efforts and address barriers to enhancing the capacity of California Community Colleges to prepare students for high-value jobs in regions throughout the state. The recommendations are the culmination of extensive input from more than 1,200 stakeholders during a nine-month period to identify actions that can be taken to provide policy guidance, regulatory review, and legislative and budgetary actions with the goal of increasing the number of students obtaining CTE degrees and certificates – crucial for closing California’s skills gap.

Read more about the Task Force: "California task force approves blueprint for closing skills gap"