Investing in California's Workforce

The training system of choice

Community colleges play a pivotal role in President Obama's Economic Recovery Plan. In a speech from the campaign trail, Obama said “It's not just that a world-class education is essential for workers to compete and win, it's that an educated workforce is essential for America to compete and win.” It is estimated that over half of the new jobs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will require a higher education certificate or advanced training. And, it is now recognized that community colleges are the most practical, affordable and effective way to meet industry demands for a skilled workforce.

EWD's investments in workforce training contribute to the mission of California's Workforce Investment Boards by providing:

  • relevant curriculum and training that is real-time and market driven
  • a mechanism to build relationships with business as a customer, partner and funder
  • a synergy for collaborative partnerships to garner alternative funding streams and grants

Our Workforce Partners

California Workforce Investment Board – assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development.

California Workforce Association – develops public policy strategies and builds local capacity to address critical workforce issues.

Local Workforce Investment Boards – find your business-led Local Workforce Investment Board.

One-Stop Career Centers – provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations.

Employment Development Department – connects millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.

Contact us today about how you can become a partner with us in our workforce innovations, programs and special initiatives.