09/28/2012 by Cheryl Getuiza
Video: Collaboration between business and higher ed key to jumpstarting California economy
California’s unemployment rate is remained pretty flat the past few months. Right now, it’s at 10.7 percent. Something must be done to stop the bleeding.
The answer? Regions working together—the business community and higher education—to come up with a strategic plan with very clear action.
The California Community College system is hosting a series of regional forums around the state. The idea? Thriving regions will lead to a thriving state.
That was the key message at the first ever California Economic Summit.
The Summit formed Action Teams to tackle priority issues. The SMART Workforce Action Team is working to prioritize work-force training resources to support growth of major regional industry sectors.
During a recent forum at Mt. San Antonio College, the community sounded off.