UpSkill California

CALIFORNIA’S WORKFORCE CHALLENGE

One Million Middle-Skilled Workers by 2025

The California Community College Regional Workforce Training Centers

About Us

The Community College ETP Collaborative represents 28 California Community Colleges Workforce Training & Development Centers (WTDC) receiving support from Employment Training Panel to conduct employer-driven Upskill Training.

California’s Workforce Challenge

California is challenged in meeting the projected industry demand of Two Million associate degreed and credentialed, new and incumbent, workers by 2025 and One Million middle-skilled workers. The California Community Colleges Workforce Training & Development Centers (WTDCs) are leading providers of workforce training, uniquely positioned to help close this gap for California with trained and upskilled workers, resulting in an efficient, productive and competitive workforce.

Lifelong Learning Definition: Education is no longer just a linear process with the endpoint of a single diploma or degree, but a continuous and fluid process helping individuals adapt to changing techno-logical, economic, and social conditions through one’s 30 to 40 year career.

Lifelong Learning Findings

The world of work is undergoing a massive shift. Entire occupations and industries are expanding and contracting at an alarming pace. The skills needed to keep up in almost any job are churning at a faster rate.

To meet this demand, new learning ecosystems are emerging that offer individuals at any stage of life more accessible, less expensive pathways to skills acquisition and high wages, i.e. Liflelong Learning and Upskilling.

In California, this model already exists with the Community College Employment Training Panel Collab-orative (CCETPC), a partnership of Employment Training Panel (ETP) and Workforce Training & Devel-opment Centers (WTDCs) of community colleges.

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“… the best way to preserve good jobs, ready the workforce for the jobs of the future is through lifelong learning and ensure shared prosperity for all.”

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR, GAVIN NEWSOM
AUGUST 30, 2019

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Success Stories

Community Colleges Collaborate to Meet the Clean Energy Training Needs of California’s Transportation Industry 2048 1360 Eldon Davidson

Community Colleges Collaborate to Meet the Clean Energy Training Needs of California’s Transportation Industry

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Training To meet the challenge…

Contract Education Collaborative Responded to Governor’s Critical Proposal to Deliver Rapid Response to CNA Worker Shortage 1000 750 Eldon Davidson

Contract Education Collaborative Responded to Governor’s Critical Proposal to Deliver Rapid Response to CNA Worker Shortage

California’s skilled nursing facilities faced a major challenge…

California Community College Helps Aerospace Manufacturing Company Stay Skilled and Competitive 800 547 Eldon Davidson

California Community College Helps Aerospace Manufacturing Company Stay Skilled and Competitive

During the contentious political debates that have raged…

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