Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Proposal Jeopardizes State Workforce Goals

A proposed constitutional amendment pending before legislators will jeopardize the state’s workforce goals if voters eventually approve the measure. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes...

Governor Names CalChamber President to Post-Secondary Council

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of an 11-member Council for Post-Secondary Education that will serve as an “independent consultative resource to...

Employers Can Help Improve Skills Gap

California employers face major workforce challenges, especially a skills gap as high school-aged students enter the workforce without the tools necessary to succeed. One strategy...

Four Ways California Can Help Get More Grads Ready for College, Career

The California economy is humming. Unemployment is at historic lows, even in many parts of the state often left behind in good times. But even...

Chambers Urge Stronger Link Between Career Education Funding, Work Needs

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are asking legislators to broaden the criteria for career technical education...

New Chamber Network Brings Employers Ways to Help Build Future Workforce

The California Chamber of Commerce and the Linked Learning Alliance have launched a new California network of employer associations committed to advancing youth opportunities...

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed by Governor Edmund...

Legislature Sends Workforce Development Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program has passed the Legislature and...

Career Programs Help Workers Gain Skills

There is a troubling chasm in the world of work today and it threatens U.S. prosperity and hopes of strengthening the middle class. Millions of...

Job Creator Workforce Development Bill Moves to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers has passed the Assembly with unanimous support. AB 669 (Berman;...

Job Creator Bill Passes Assembly Education Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers unanimously passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee this week. AB...

CalChamber Backs Prop 51

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to support Proposition 51, the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of...

State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

The California Supreme Court this week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling...

California Grows Educational Approach Linking Student Goals to Workforce Needs

Simon Tran is on the fast track. A junior at the Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design in San Diego, Simon makes the...

CalChamber, Linked Learning Alliance Form Network to Help Youth Find Jobs

The California Chamber of Commerce and the Linked Learning Alliance have launched a California network of employer associations committed to advancing youth opportunities and...

College Prep, Graduation Rates Get Education Committee Attention

The CalChamber Education Committee hears from Michal Kurlaender, associate professor and chair of the Graduate Group in Education at the University of California, Davis...