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Doing What MATTERS Framework

Economic and Workforce Development

Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) is an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, investing funding and resources in global trade and logistics.

You may tap our many resources and services in two ways:

Become a Doing What Matters Business Partner: If you are interested in advising our regional teams about how to leverage funding and design curriculum to meet the needs of the global trade and logistics industry, send your inquiries to

  1. Tap into our Global Trade and Logistics Services: EWD's industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Global Trade and Logistics businesses can access the CITDs that are dedicated to serving California's international trade companies with innovative solutions that are unique and customized to your business.

Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy

The strategy for 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: