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System Experiments for a Competitive Workforce

Van Ton-Quinlivan - Speaking at Stanford University - October 6, 2017


An Educational ‘Booster Shot’ for America’s Labor Force

Interview by Scott Carlson - Chronicle of Higher Education - June 24, 2017

Van Ton-Quinlivan, vice chancellor for workforce and economic development for the California Community Colleges, says colleges need to form partnerships with employers to help “stranded workers” get back into the job market.

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