California Economic Summit

Registration opens for 2017 California Economic Summit

Co-organized by CA Fwd, sixth annual statewide gathering will tackle state's biggest issues of upward mobility, economic security and regional prosperity. Read More

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California Community Colleges visited by neighbors to north to talk workforce training

Even Canada is looking at the Colleges' revival of workforce development programs  Read More

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California coalition working to improve public leaders’ role in transforming higher ed

Increasing investment in workforce programs will benefit from informed network of regional leaders Read More

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California colleges adapt to training workforce for autonomous, flying future

Producing more workers for drone-filled, robotic 21st-century economy the goal of new curriculum development program Read More

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San Diego to host 2017 California Economic Summit

Sixth annual event tackling housing, workforce, water problems hindering upward mobility Read More

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Roadmap to accelerate middle-income job growth needed for California

State's economy will depend on creating more jobs for Californians in the middle class, in poverty, and economically fragile. Read More

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Program pays for technical skill interns earning experience, salary in Inland Empire

Work to close skills gap and employers in region will benefit from interns paid via grant Read More

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California Economic Summit presents new housing series A Way Home for CA

Stories will highlight the cost of the housing crisis and how cities are working to solve the problem themselves Read More

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California’s major economic sectors to benefit from new Strong Workforce funding

Community Colleges reveal $200 million in spending and accountability via regional workforce programs Read More

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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

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VIDEO: How to boost upward mobility in California

Whether or not California's next generations do better than their parents has a lot to do with these local factors Read More

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Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class

JEDE Committee takes up questions about poverty and misalignment of policies that should combat it Read More

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Student cybersecurity competition aims to fill California workforce pipeline

California Community Colleges participate in CyberPatriot program to spur student interest in growing field Read More

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Why the Middle Class Matters

The California Dream isn't sustainable unless we do more to lift the state's workforce into middle class jobs Read More

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Bill Mueller: For Trump, we should prove, not provoke

Show why the California experiment, which values economic, environmental, and social progress, is working Read More

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VIDEO: Community Colleges aim to better prepare California millennials for today’s economy

New chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley says students will need skills to make more career and job changes than previous generations Read More

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CA Fwd’s Comments on Governor Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

Statement on behalf of James Mayer, President & CEO of California Forward Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Jim Mayer

Training center built by colleges and manufacturers to close Inland Empire skills gap

Collaboration helps train more skilled workers to meet local demand as older workers retire and technology changes Read More

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No one is coming to the rescue to solve California’s housing crisis. So let’s do it ourselves.

Even with all the housing bills signed into law last year, the governor and Legislature missed the opportunity to sufficiently respond to the crisis Read More

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VIDEO: The California Economic Summit—Five years on and poised for more growth

Watch our video wrap-up of the 2016 Summit which drew more than 500 Californians to refine a roadmap to shared prosperity Read More

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