Creating Jobs

12 new ways to close infrastructure funding gaps highlighted by CA Fwd and Economic Summit partners

Paying for badly needed maintenance of California's transportation system would benefit from using "fourth sector" models, which combine public, private and nonprofit resources for public good. Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Millennial rewrites story of homelessness through workforce training, education access

Economic challenges of California's younger generation of job seekers shown in story of millennial who returned to school and work after being homeless. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Working Access Group, Education

Voice of California labor adds perspective to skills gap task force

Boosting CTE funding and creating more work-based learning at community colleges are two recommendations from John Brauer of California Labor Federation, member of California Community Colleges' workforce Task Force. Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

CA Fwd report highlights revenue options for investments in education and infrastructure

California's long-term prosperity depends on having this conversation about paying for state's top priorities regionally and statewide. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Financing the Future, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Education

VIDEO: Workforce Town Halls brainstorm ideas to take on skills gap problem

Employers made their voices heard during regional town halls; now Community Colleges' Workforce Task Force will work together on making recommendations for building up the state's workforce Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca: Inside the Training Revolution

Training the next generation of workers and keeping pace with technology will need the public and private sectors to collaborate better. Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

California task force to close skills gap gets to work

CA Fwd's Jim Mayer and others assemble to help state's community colleges connect workforce training with industry skill needs. Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

California community colleges get double dose of good news

California’s community colleges are considered a key player California meeting the challenge of aligning its workforce to the jobs available. Recently they received a double dose of good news from Governor Brown and President Obama Read more

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Economy, Creating Jobs

VIDEO: California Community Colleges create task force on jobs

The 24 member group is charged with developing policies to prepare more students for existing high value jobs and to promote job creation with workforce training. Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

VIDEO: Helping social entrepreneurs create more impact

Summit event in Los Angeles brainstormed ideas for boosting impact economy. Read more

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

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