Townhalls to focus on providing workforce with relevant skills & credentials

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 29, 2015

Manufacturers are strongly encouraged to attend a series of regional town hall meetings hosted by the California Community Colleges’ (CCC) Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy (Task Force) focused on strengthening workforce training opportunities within the CCC system.

The goal of the Task Force is to “increase individual and regional economic competitiveness by providing California’s workforce with relevant skills and quality credentials that match employer needs and fuel a strong economy.” Five town hall meetings will be convened across the state during the next several months to bring together leaders from business, economic development, K-12 education policy, labor, elected officials, and other community organizations to vet and build on ideas and practices that foster stronger alignment between community colleges and key industry sectors.

The CCC Economic and Workforce Development program has identified Advanced Manufacturing as one of California’s top priority regional industries. To ensure the Task Force achieves its objective in a way that improves our access to industrial talent, manufacturers need to be at the table informing decisions related to the development of curriculum and industry-valued credentials.

Click here to register for one of the town hall meetings listed below. For more information about CMTA’s partnership with the Task Force, contact Nicole Rice at or 916-498-3322.


Fresno Regional Town Hall Meeting

Date:                 Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Time:                 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:           Betts Company - 2843 South Maple Ave, Fresno, CA

Hosted By:        San Joaquin Valley Partnership and the California Business Roundtable


Los Angeles Regional Town Hall Meeting

Date:                 Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Time:                 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:           Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce - Bank of America,

           Room ABC, 350 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA

Hosted By:        Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles County Economic

                          Development Corporation and the California Business Roundtable


Bay Area Regional Town Hall Meeting

Date:                 Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time:                 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location:           Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the California Business Roundtable

Hosted By:        Microsoft Silicon Valley - 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View, CA


Sacramento Regional Town Hall Meeting

Date:                 Monday, March 16, 2015

Time:                9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:          Downey Brand - U.S. Bank Bldg, 621 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA

Hosted By:       Valley Vision, NextEd, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA),

                         Los Rios Community College and the California Business Roundtable


San Diego Regional Town Hall Meeting

Date:                 Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Time:                10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Location:           Illumina - 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA

Hosted By:        San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego Regional Economic

                          Development Corporation and the California Business Roundtable 

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