White House Interest in #StrongWorkforce

White House Interest in #StrongWorkforce

The CA Community Colleges Board of Governors enthusiastically adopted all 25 #strongworkforce recommendations put forth by the Task Force for Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy at its November 16 meeting.

CAFWD James Mayer's blog in Capitol Weekly chronicles the significance of the action: "The leaders of California's vast community college system this week unanimously adopted a reform agenda with amazing ease - given how fundamentally hard the decision was to engineer." Read the article.

The White House National Economic Council has taken notice. CCCCO Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan, Sector Navigator for Information & Communications Technology/Digital Media Steve Wright, WestEd's Kathy Booth, and CA Hospital Association's Cathy Martin have been invited to be among 15 selected leaders from across government, academia, philanthropy, and business to meet with senior Administration officials from the White House and key federal agencies. This mid-December roundtable will inform "Next Steps on Job-Driven Training" - providing feedback to the Administration's job-training policy and priorities for next year.

Next for #strongworkforce implementation? The Chancellor's Office will overview implementation planning at the January Board of Governors meeting.

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Sector Navigator & Director

Steve Wright

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Phone: 805-496-8583

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An initiative of the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program, the ICT-Digital Media Sector Team is dedicated to serving California's ICT-Digital media workforce needs. We are an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Business & Industry framework, investing funding and resources in industry sectors that are key to California's economic growth. Our industry-specific workforce services are coordinated through a system of sector specialists that align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors and occupational clusters through a regional focus. Learn more by visiting www.cccewd.net.