Friday, January 24, 2014

CCC Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy Update

Workforce: California’s Regional Reality

"Regional competition is better with a stronger workforce. We are excited that the Chancellor's Office is focusing on this framework of regional economies."

    - Kish Rajan, Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Community colleges play a vital role in regional economies and are taking pro-active steps to ensure that our local communities can compete for current and future jobs. View a quick video overviewing the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework.

Need for Policy Focus 
Workforce: Top Priority of 2013 California
Economic Summit – Policy Support to Preserve High Cost CTE

Workforce was named one of the seven signature priorities identified by 16 regional forums that led up to the November Summit. Van Ton-Quinlivan co-led the Workforce Action Team alongside Alma Salazar of the LA County Chamber Of Commerce. Watch a video overview of the Summit and read the Summit's Playbook pertaining to workforce.

The Summit's Playbook galvanized shared commitment to address capacity issues that constrain the ability of community colleges to respond to career technical education (CTE) needs of their regional economies. IHELP’s new report, "Workforce Investment: State Strategies to Preserve Higher-Cost Career Education Programs in Community and Technical Colleges," documents how 20 other states have approached this issue. I encourage you to download a copy.

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor
Workforce & Economic Development Division
Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges
1102 Q Street, 4th floor executive offices, Sacramento, CA 95811
916-327-5492 or
For appointments, please contact Faye James:
916-323-4990 or

Follow me on Twitter @WorkforceVan.

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