California Economic Summit

How San Diego’s Blue Economy could help elevate state’s jobs and economy

San Diego's port is incubating businesses in Blue Tech industries  Read More

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CA Fwd statement on passage of legislative housing “package”

Legislature has taken an important first step in addressing the crisis but more work to close affordability gap must get done Read More

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Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians

Central Valley college district program designed to attract workers looking to move up in their industry Read More

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Elevating California means all regions must rise together

With only 20 percent of the Inland Empire holding bachelor's degrees, education is key to solving economic uncertainty Read More

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Don’t leave rural California behind

Businesses and workers outside urban cores face distinct challenges including the digital divide Read More

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California Community Colleges Helping Address Nursing Shortage

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. The Single Subject Course pilot is one example of improving the workforce pipeline by providing international healthcare workers access to courses needed obtain their state license. Read More

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Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth

New infrastructure tools make it easier for local governments to partner around shared purpose Read More

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No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy

A different look at why unemployment rates are low yet wages are stagnant Read More

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California colleges creating stronger workforce earn “Stars” for their progress

Strong Workforce Program rewarding programs with early success filling need for more skilled workers Read More

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San Diego college trains students to fill jobs in California’s Blue Economy

Ocean technology certificate called model for teaching needed skills and landing students jobs Read More

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Need for social mobility drives revival of California’s community college workforce training

Nation's largest community college system prepares for the future economy with data, metrics Read More

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California all-girls team helping tackle the cybersecurity problem from high school up

Students who compete in cyber competitions gain an advantage on their future resume Read More

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Following father’s footsteps into welding, California student aims to inspire more women

The only woman in her college welding class, she went on to win awards in statewide competition Read More

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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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