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Consider labor market needs when making budget, course & program decisions.

Decide on program capacity as a region.

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Retool programs that are not working or not meeting a labor market need so that students can study what MATTERS.

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Adopt common metrics and skills panels in CCCCO RFAs.

Strengthen regions with new skill sets.

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Solve a complex workforce training need so that our system can better deliver for employers and sectors.

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Skills-Builder Videos

Building More Comprehensive Measures of Workforce Training Success

This four-minute video explains why including factors such as wage gain, employment retention, and third-party certification would better capture the full range of career and technical education outcomes.

How Workforce Pathways Shape College Outcomes and Earnings Gains

This eight minute video examines the multiple types of workforce training offered by community colleges and their associated earnings gains, as a means of documenting the value of both short-term and long-term educational pathways.

Discussion Guides

Download these four-page resources, tailored to various constituencies, for ideas on how to structure conversations around the videos and possible actions to take.


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