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Task Force in Action

Sacramento Valley Town Hall

  • Robust discussion on effective workforce programs.
  • When talking to employers in California and college chancellors, it's clear that career tech jobs need a retooling of their image.
  • Discussion: What Will it Take to Prepare a Strong Workforce?
  • "Career technical education has turned out to be a pathway out of poverty," said Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Developmnt at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
  • Anette Smith-Dohring of Sutter Health speaking at Sacramento Strong Workforce Town Hall
  • The town hall opened up the floor for ideas on how to create more of these middle-skill workers and change the image of the jobs to make them an option high school students will look into more often.
  • Rebranding career tech jobs vital to growing workforce, say Sacramento employers.
  • Stakeholders actively involved in Town Hall meetings cast their votes.


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Task Force Member Photos
Task Force Meeting Photos
Coachella Town Hall Photos

Fresno Photos
Los Angeles Photos
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Silicon Valley Photos
Los Angeles Wrap Up Town Hall Photos
San Francisco Wrap Up Town Hall Photos
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Board of Governors Task Force
Regional College Conversation Photos
Regional College Conversation Photos


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