Regional Economies

California workforce training gets $200 million boost from budget
610 200 Ed Coghlan

State budget passage means community college CTE programs will get a much needed upgrade on how the colleges train to meet demands.

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After unlikely climb to lead UPS operations, exec shares concern about California’s skills gap
610 200 Ed Coghlan

California needs to produce more middle-skill workers says Noel Massie who worked his way up from part-time truck loader to operations manager for U.S.

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Op-Ed: When community colleges join forces, student opportunities abound
610 200 Linda Wah and Gustavo Herrera

How regionalism and collaboration between industry and colleges produce stronger skills for students to take to the workforce

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Op-ed: Preparing workers in California at the speed of business
580 190 Steve Westly and Jack Scott

California — of all states – should be leading the nation on delivering on preparing a workforce for the 21st century.

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Don’t forget the median wage — and higher
150 150 Jim Mayer

Once the minimum wage debate is complete, California should also talk as much about a workforce development investment strategy to help people move above minimum wage.

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Summit pushes Legislature to advance workforce training ideas in this year’s budget
150 150 Justin Ewers

Ensuring recommendations of a task force on workforce are adopted in this year’s state budget is a top priority for the California Economic Summit in 2016.

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Environmental symposium to tackle California land use, water and CEQA
150 150 Ed Coghlan

Planning and Conservation League meeting looks to stimulate conversation about three challenges vital to California.

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