2020 Partnerships for Industry and Education (PIE) Contest

Since 2012, the California Economic Summit has convened leaders in workforce preparedness to ensure the state’s global economic status. The Partnerships for Industry and Education (PIE) Contest was founded to identify and honor innovative employer-education partnerships that are successfully preparing workers to meet the needs of California’s economy.

Now in its fourth year, the 2020 PIE Contest highlights just how tenacious and talented our state’s workforce development programs truly are. In a year of unprecedented challenge, the Contest offers a hopeful glimpse into the future.

The ten partnerships and organizations showcased in these pages have demonstrated innovative and impactful approaches to better prepare the workforce for the future and provide local industry the skilled talent they need to succeed.

Read about the top 3 winners in these blogs detailing their successful partnerships:

2020 Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest Booklet

Read more about the PIE Contest and all top 10 contestants to learn why they are excellent examples of workforce training partnerships from across California.