What is Strong Workforce?

Strong Workforce Program: More and Better Career Technical Education to Increase Social Mobility and Fuel Regional Economies with Skilled Workers to develop more workforce opportunity and lift low-wage workers into living-wage jobs, California took a bold step in 2016 to create one million more middle-skill workers. At the recommendation of the California Community College Board of Governors, the Governor and Legislature approved the Strong Workforce Program, adding a new annual recurring investment of $200 million to spur career technical education (CTE) in the nation’s largest workforce development system of 113 colleges. Read more.

A look at year five Strong Workforce Program Investments

Local Investments

  • Program Enhancements in the Entrepreneurship Pathway and BAEC Services
  • Anesthesia Technology Program Development
  • Faculty Innovation Hub and Project Center
  • Career Education Marketing Plan and Campaign Implementation
  • Alignment of Carl Perkins, CTE Transitions and High School Partnerships

Regional Investments

  • Biotechnology - Supply Operations Project
  • Global Internship Program
  • Technology and DevOps Pathway Development
  • Human Resources Management Pathway Program
  • Automotive Technology Program Redesign and High School Partnerships
  • Child Development - Teacher Track Pathway Partnership Development
  • Sales and Marketing Pathway Creation
  • Graphic Design, Web Development and UX Design Pathways
  • Paralegal Pathway Advancement