17 Workforce Development articles


Manufacturers meet for Workforce Symposium
 Jan. 12, 2018

Manufacturers from around the state gathered last week to discuss workforce resources and funding at the “Workforce Excellence and Sustainability” symposium.  Industry leaders and state workforce directors spent half a day learning ...
DIR and HP to host IT Workforce Sustainability Symposium – November 13 in Palo Alto
 Oct. 27, 2017

The Department of Industrial Relations and HP are hosting a workforce seminar entitled, IT Workforce Excellence and Sustainability Symposium, on Monday, November 13th. This industry-focused conference is open to all IT professionals, human resource ...
Addressing teacher shortages
 April 21, 2017

The California Legislature has introduced various proposals to address the increased need for teachers in key subject-matters like math and science. The latest proposal will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, April 26th, to ...
Legislature to consider continued funding for CTE
 March 31, 2017

The Assembly Education Committee is set to hear a proposal to provide longer term funding for high-quality K-12 career technical education (CTE) courses and programs. As amended, AB 445 (Jordan Cunningham, R-San Luis Obispo) extends the sunset ...
Growing need for cybersecurity specialists
 March 24, 2017

Cybersecurity is unarguably the world's paramount IT challenge, requiring a highly-trained workforce with advanced skills capable of moving beyond traditional approaches. It is a growing priority for California manufacturers as innovation ...
Workforce development select committees announced
 March 3, 2017

The Assembly Select Committees and their leadership were named last week by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). CMTA was pleased to see the continuation of the Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce ...
CMTA sponsors bill to sustain CTE funding
 Feb. 24, 2017

Next week, both the state Assembly and Senate subcommittees on education finance will meet to discuss the details of Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 education budget proposal. Part of the agenda will certainly be an overview of the funding for ...
CMTA joins Dirty Jobs and others on radio to discuss technical skills
 April 8, 2016

Analysis from the National Association of Manufacturers indicates that the U.S. will have  two million manufacturing jobs that will go unfilled in the next 10 years as a result of the combination of three million retiring workers and the lack ...
Select committee hears update on CTE incentive grant
 March 4, 2016

Maintaining a watchful eye over the evolution of recent career technical education (CTE) policies in California, Assembly Member Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood), Chair of the Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century ...
Need to modernize or make your manufacturing operation more efficient?
 Feb. 26, 2016

By 2020 60 percent of all fast-mode aplication development projects will be done outside of formal IT teams, driven by people without 4-year degrees in information technology, according to a recent study by Gartner Inc. This means that many of the ...
Community Colleges approve recommendations to help improve workforce pipeline
 Nov. 19, 2015

  The Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges has unanimously approved a package of 25 recommendations submitted by the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy  to address the anticipated shortage ...
Task force finalizes workforce skills recommendations
 Aug. 21, 2015

After months of dialogue and input from employers, faculty, labor market experts and the public at large, the California Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy has finalized its recommendations on how to ...
State Budget holds good news for CTE
 July 10, 2015

Career technical education (CTE) experienced a major victory in this year’s state budget with the infusion of $900 million over the next three years to support and build local K-12 CTE programs. With the implementation of the Local Control ...
Manufacturers can comment on workforce recommendations
 July 1, 2015

The California Community Colleges' Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy is accepting public comments from the manufacturing industry on proposed recommendations to improve the state's workforce. CMTA sits on ...
Need to find and recruit workers? Watch the WorkHands webinar
 June 18, 2015

This month, CMTA hosted a webinar to make its members aware of a new and growing recruiting tool for skilled trades -- it's called WorkHands and it connects the workers and employers that build and maintain American products and ...
Do you need help recruiting workers?
 May 28, 2015

CMTA wants to make sure its members are aware of a new and growing recruiting tool for skilled trades -- it's called WorkHands and it connects the workers and employers that build and maintain American products and infrastructure. WorkHands ...
Don't miss September conference to build a better workforce
 Aug. 7, 2013

CMTA is supporting an important conference to identify workforce development initiatives and strategies that address critical issues facing California’s major regional industry sectors, most importantly manufacturing. Hosted by the ...
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