EDGE Coalition to Serve as California's Lead Partner for SkillSPAN, a National Skills Network
We are thrilled to announce that the EDGE Coalition will be California’s lead partner for the just-launched national SkillSPAN program supported by the National Skills Coalition. SkillSPAN is a first-ever nationwide network of non-partisan coalitions focused on advancing state policies that expand economic opportunities for workers and their families while boosting local business’ capacity. SkillSPAN coalitions develop and promote policies that help workers find good family-supporting jobs, help businesses find skilled workers, and help states build strong inclusive economies. SkillSPAN coalitions include policy and research organizations, community-based organizations, businesses, unions, community colleges, workforce boards, state and local agencies and others advocating for a shared agenda. As a national network, SkillSPAN leverages the combined expertise of state coalition members and amplifies their collective voices in state capitols across the nation. Ten state coalitions in CA, GA, IA, IN, IL, MA, MI, NC, TN, and WA joined SkillSPAN in 2019. An additional ten are slated to join in 2020, with further growth planned in 2021.
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California EDGE Coalition Releases Policy Brief on New Educational Approach to Serving Low-Skill Adult Learners
. A new policy brief released by the California EDGE Coalition examines the ways in which other states are now successfully employing competency-based approaches to teaching and learning which allow students to move flexibly – and often much more quickly – through an educational program that is designed to make sure they know and can do what is expected of graduates.
Many Californians face significant financial, educational and navigational barriers to completing the education and training they need to succeed in today’s labor market. Read our latest publication, Making Certificate and Degree Completion More Affordable and Accessible for Low-Wage Workers
Creating upskilling opportunities for low-wage working adults that lead to career pathways into higher-wage employment is just one of the goals of California EDGE Coalition in 2019.