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WORKFORCE BRIEF: Providing Opportunity for California’s Low-Wage Workers

WORKFORCE BRIEF Providing Opportunity for California’s Low Wage Workers California’s workforce earned less than $13.63 per hour, two-thirds of the median wage of a full-time worker. Unless California’s education and training institutions address the skill needs of low-wage workers income inequality will continue to grow as larger numbers of Californians face barriers to economic mobility. …

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Response to LAO Report on Adult Education

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Adult Education Mission Adult education has historically funded numbers of activities but two are most central to its mission: basic skills education (basic English, math, and English as a Second language training, including supporting individuals to acquire a high school diploma or GED) and short-term vocational education. As the LAO’s report suggests, …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: Apprenticeship

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Apprenticeship Mission Apprenticeship programs provide Californians the opportunity to earn while they are trained for a wide variety of occupations, particularly in the skilled trades. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California EDGE Coalition Date: August 2011 Website: www.californiaedgecoalition.org This installment of the Workforce Brief Series titled “Apprenticeships” describes the funding and structure for …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: WIA – Workforce Investment Act

WORKFORCE BRIEF The WIA Mission In 1998, Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to create a system of One>Stop Career Center locations that would provide universal access to employment and training services for a wide range of workers, including adults, low-income youth, and dislocated workers. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California EDGE Coalition Date: August …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: Economic and Workforce Development

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Economic and Workforce Development Mission The mission of the Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) program is to advance California’s growth and global competitiveness through high quality education and services focusing on continuous workforce improvement, technology deployment and business development consistent with the needs of the state’s regional economies. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: California Community Colleges – Career Technical Education

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Community Colleges’ CTE Mission The mission of the Community Colleges around Career Technical Education is to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences required for youth and adults to succeed in higher education and/or employment. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California EDGE Coalition Date: August 2011 Website: www.californiaedgecoalition.org This installment of the Workforce Brief …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: California Community Colleges – Basic Skills

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Community Colleges’ Basic Skills Mission The mission of the community colleges around basic skills is to offer both for-credit “developmental education” programs that have the goal of addressing basic skills weaknesses of students seeking to enter degree- and/or transfer applicable college courses; and non-credit basic skills courses for students with a range of goals. …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: Employment Training Panel

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Employment Training Panel Mission The mission of the Employment Training Panel (ETP) is to help employers maintain a skilled workforce in order to remain competitive. Training funds partially offset the cost of customized job skill training for incumbent workers or newly hired workers. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California EDGE Coalition Date: August 2011 …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: Adult Education

The mission of the Adult Education Program (AEP) is preparing adult learners for college, career, and civic responsibility by providing them the literacy, mathematics, and technical skills they need to succeed. This installment of the Workforce Brief Series titled “Adult Education” describes the challenges and opportunities presented to California’s Adult Education Program in regards to funding, administration, and consistent accountability metrics.

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