ERIC Number: ED445737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
California Workforce Development: A Policy Framework for Economic Growth.
Eastin, Delaine; Hatamiya, Lon; Johnson, Grantland; Nussbaum, Thomas J.
Provides public and system policy recommendations to state and local elected officials, governing bodies, and administrators responsible for the changes needed to create an integrated, comprehensive workforce development system that will sustain California's economic growth. Public policy recommendations include: workforce development services designed and organized to provide California's workers and employers with the skills and knowledge they need; universal access to workforce development information and services that enable all Californians to enter employment, advance in their careers, and achieve the quality of life they desire; public education that is the foundation of the workforce development system; efficient and effective use of public resources to provide workforce development services; and a structure based on the authorities and responsibilities of established governing and advisory bodies and administrative agencies. System policy recommendations include: expanding the state partnership to reflect the full scope of workforce development; sustaining and expanding collaboration among workforce development policy bodies and service providers; engaging the private sector as full partners; incorporating a"move up" strategy to continuously improve the knowledge and skills of every person in the labor force and ensure opportunities for career development and increase earnings; and continuing and expanding existing systems development initiatives as the foundation for regional and statewide systems. (VWC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Employment, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Statewide Planning
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California