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Bringing together stakeholders to evaluate the efficiency of our region's investment in creating career pathways and preparing the future workforce.

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Alignment to our Regional Economy

Aligning our regional economy's needs with economic development, workforce development and education systems paves the way for real change.

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Business Engagement & Work-Based Learning

Creating a continuum of meaningful learning experiences for our young people takes a network of dedicated and inspired employers opening their doors.

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Linked Learning in California Draws Visit from Federal Policymakers

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 23, 2014  —  On Thursday, September 25, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Congress will visit Porterville Unified School District in Porterville, California for a firsthand look atLinked Learning, one of the most dynamic high school redesign efforts in the country. Linked Learning transforms the traditional high school experience by […]

Learning Works: The Ones that Got Away: Why Completing a College Degree Is Not the Only Way to Succeed, Sept. 29, 2014

“Recent research on the California community college system has revealed that workforce training programs yield some of the highest earnings for community college students, regardless of whether those students complete a degree or college certificate. Still, most conversations about community college success are limited to whether students graduate. An exclusive focus on degree completion does […]

Workforce Development Professionals Gather for Annual Conference

Sacramento, Cali., September 2-4, 2014 Hundreds of workforce development professionals from around the state gathered in Monterey Sept. 2-4 for the California Workforce Association’s annual Meeting of the Minds conference.  Featuring dozens of workshops on best practices, innovations, sector strategies and business services, the conference offered several opportunities for participants to learn more about the new […]