21st Century Workforce Impact Area: Year In Review
As the workforce intermediary for the Capital Region, Valley Vision connects education and workforce stakeholders around relevant, data-driven research to advance responsive and equitable career pathways. In 2022 Valley Vision’s 21st Century Impact Area produced six industry advisories, facilitated three webinars, convened three community listening sessions, and connected multiple stakeholders to advance in-demand occupations for our region.
The regional advisory topics spanned from the critical need for forestry management careers to growing occupations in biotechnology. Throughout the year, Valley Vision’s workforce team engaged over 500 workforce stakeholders, predominately in education, through these regional advisory meetings. Information shared and connections made in these events leads to informing training investments, creating new and updated educational offerings, and helps the region stay responsive to current and emerging industry trends.
Additionally, Valley Vision hosted two webinars, in partnership with The MetroBusiness Center, to help small business owners expand their talent pipelines and access training resources through the California Employment Training Panel.
During the pandemic, the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) convened the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force to coordinate efforts and address issues in the Early Childcare Education industry. Valley Vision helped convene stakeholders around this issue and was commissioned to undertake a study illuminating major issues facing our region’s early childhood education workforce in partnership with the Centers of Excellence for the Greater Sacramento region. This report detailed the current landscape of the industry, upcoming market pressures, and set forth a series of recommendations for further investigation and possible implementation. Additionally, Valley Vision hosted a webinar in December 2022 to bring key industry stakeholders together to review this data and develop strategies to strengthen our region’s early childhood education workforce pipeline.
Valley Vision held a series of in-person events in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties to bring community voices to the forefront of discussion on clean economy careers. These events engaged 67 community members and nonprofit partners to surface challenges and barriers to accessing and thriving in clean economy training programs.
Valley Vision’s 21st Century Workforce impact area is dedicated to working toward a vision of an informed and empowered community where all residents are fully participating in a thriving and inclusive economy. As the dynamics of work continue to change across industries, Valley Vision will continue to serve the region by bringing together research and stakeholders to advance responsive and equitable career pathways to ensure a livable future for all!
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