Developing a Ready Workforce
To create a vibrant and prosperous economy, our region must have a talented workforce – educated, trained, and ready – for the 21st Century Workforce.
Valley Vision supports this mission by conducting continuous research on the changing economy and the region’s tradeable industry clusters in collaboration with the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence; identifying critical skills gaps in high demand occupations; providing timely information to education and workforce partners to guide responsive programs and investments; and mobilizing regional leaders and businesses to partner on effective and inclusive workforce development solutions.
Valley Vision regularly produces regional industry cluster resources to inform education and workforce stakeholders. These tools are open to the public and can be used for varying purposes, including, but not limited to:
Tradable Industry Clusters
Developing a Ready Workforce builds upon a region-wide Prosperity Strategy that identifies promising industry clusters for the Capital Region to target for job creation and economic growth. Key industry sectors include:
- Advanced Manufacturing & Transportation
- Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Environmental Technology
- Health Services & Life Sciences
- Information & Communications Technology
- Energy, Construction, & Utilities
- Hospitality, Culinary, & Tourism
- Administration of Justice & Public Safety
Developing a Ready Workforce spans several projects. Key efforts include the California Community Colleges Strong Workforce Program and Regional Organizing with the Capital Region Workforce Boards. These efforts focus on increasing skills and job attainment to meet the region’s critical skills gaps in high demand jobs and supporting alignment throughout the workforce ecosystem.
Valley Vision supports the Los Rios Community College District, in collaboration with the North Far North Consortium, to improve the workforce advisory meeting process across industry sectors and broaden opportunities for more systemic and impactful employer engagement. The Strong Workforce Program complements Valley Vision’s partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Boards on a regional planning effort to streamline and strengthen employer participation and leadership in regional industry sector initiatives, and align education and workforce investments to the changing needs of the economy and workforce.
Developing a Ready Workforce is funded by Los Rios Community College District through Strong Workforce Program funds and the Capitol Region Workforce Boards through Regional Planning Implementation funds.
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