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

Disney to Sponsor 2019 PIE Contest at the California Economic Summit
June 20, 2019 by CA Economic Summit

Disney to Sponsor 2019 PIE Contest at the California Economic Summit

Contest honors public-private partnerships focused on workforce development Read More »

The Work Before the Work
June 13, 2019 by Deborah Nankivell

The Work Before the Work

How increasing emotional intelligence could transform education and the top-down leadership model Read More »

Many Californians get their start—and careers—in this huge economic sector
June 12, 2019

Many Californians get their start—and careers—in this huge economic sector

How colleges are training for the retail, hospitality and tourism industry, the largest employer in the state Read More »

Preparing the Way for a Central Valley Renaissance
June 04, 2019 by Stuart Van Horn, Ed.D.

Preparing the Way for a Central Valley Renaissance

Commentary: Governor's inland California initiative is welcome news in region rich in agriculture, hurt by economic gaps Read More »

Help Wanted on California’s Working Lands
May 23, 2019

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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