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Interactive Resource Map
Regional Planning
Labor Market Information Library
Demand & Supply Data Tools
Economic Indicators
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Strong Workforce
$248M for Community Colleges
$164M for K12 Local Education Agencies
25 Task Force Recommendations
Career Education CampaignCareer Education Video
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News & Publications

Community Colleges and the California Dream: Engines for Income Mobility
March 2018, Lipson & Stern,
Joint MPP/MBA Candidates, Harvard University

Good Jobs That Pay without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis
November 2017, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Free and Open Digital Library of Workforce Training Materials
Skills Commons

Request for Interest
Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) and Host Colleges for DSNs

Online Community College
Governor Jerry Brown’s Plan to Serve Workers Who Need Skills and Credentials to Move Ahead but Cannot Access Traditional College Courses

Career Education Campaign
Promoting career education as an affordable education pathway to a well-paying career

Strong Workforce Stars
Celebrating college programs that enable students’ social mobility

eUpdates & eAlerts

December 18, 2018 eUpdate
Happy Holidays! 2018 Division Year in Review

November 16, 2018 eUpdate
Apply for Apprenticeship Grants, Addressing Shortage of Career Ed Faculty, New Book Features Innovation in Community Colleges, Funding Formula

September 14, 2018 eUpdate
Ton-Quinlivan Selected for Executive-in-Residence in Silicon Valley to Set Strategy for Future of Work, $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge

The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office