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Board Of Governors
Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and Economy (DWM) framework and the Student Success Initiative provide the foundation to launch a new system-wide effort: the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy. On November 17th, 2014, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors commissioned the Task Force with a goal to increase individual and regional economic competitiveness by providing California’s workforce with relevant skills and quality credentials that match employer needs and fuel a strong economy. This Task Force is to consider strategies and recommend policies and practices that would:

  1. Prepare students for high-value jobs that currently exist in the State,
  2. Position California’s regions to attract high-value jobs in key industry sectors from other states and around the globe,
  3. Create more jobs through workforce training that enables small business development, and
  4. Finance these initiatives by braiding existing state and federal resources.

The Task Force will be comprised of knowledgeable leaders from across the community college system, the business community, labor, public agencies involved in workforce training, K-12 education policy, community based organizations, and other groups.
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A series of events will gather input to inform the Task Force, including Regional College Conversations with regional community college practitioners; Strong Workforce Town Halls with leaders from business, economic development, K-12 education policy, labor, elected officials, and community organizations; and the use of Ideascale via this website.

Our Goal

The goal of the Task Force is to increase individual and regional economic competitiveness by providing California's workforce with relevant skills and quality credentials that match employer needs and fuel a strong economy.
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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