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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...

Governor Lists Next Steps in Upcoming ‘Tough Calls’

“Hard decisions” are “coming due,” Governor Gavin Newsom said this week in his first State of the State Address. Water, energy, high-speed rail, housing, health...

Governor: State Will Persist in Leading Way for Nation

The need for perseverance was a recurring theme this week when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his 16th and final report on the...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

Technology, Trade, Talent: Key Elements So California Can Expand Opportunities

Following are remarks presented by Susan Corrales-Diaz, 2017 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, at the 92nd Annual Sacramento Host...

Bill Increasing Access to Computer Science Education Passes Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-backed bill that promotes a coordinated effort by schools to offer computer science as part of their curriculum passed the...

Expanding Opportunity

It’s a timeworn California cliché: an earthquake splits the state from the rest of the country—freeing us from the hidebound thinking of Old America. Well,...

Convention to Explore Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Employers interested in learning more about work-based learning opportunities should attend the 2017 Linked Learning Convention, which will take place January 23–25, 2017 in...

Wins in Some Areas Offset by Cost Increases in Others

For the California employer community, the 2016 legislative year will have a variety of impacts, depending on the industry and size of business. Small businesses...

Teachers Summit to Provide Network Opportunities, Strategies, Resources

A coalition of California education institutions is inviting all preschool through high school California teachers and administrators to attend a July 31 summit to...

CalChamber Education Committee Hosts Panel with Legislative Leaders

Legislative leaders of Assembly and Senate Education committees gather for a panel moderated by CalChamber Policy Advocate Mira Morton at the CalChamber Education Committee...

CalChamber-Backed Career Technical Education Bill Passes Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes a new career technical education (CTE) matching-grant program passed the Senate Education Committee this week. SB 148...

CalChamber Education Committee Weighs Priorities for Coming Year

Dr. Brice Harris, CalChamber Education Committee co-chair and chancellor of the California Community Colleges, leads a March 5 discussion on committee priorities for the...

Task Force Invites Businesses to Revitalize Civic Education

California businesses throughout the state are invited to learn how they can help K-12 students prepare for success in college, career, civic life, and...

Lead Co-Counsel Recaps Teacher Tenure Case for CalChamber Board

The landmark court decision striking down state teacher tenure laws was not anti-union or anti-teacher, but “pro student,” the attorney who led the legal...