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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 acts as the regional intermediary for the Capital Region’s Workforce Boards and regularly produces regional industry advisories to inform education and workforce stakeholders. These resources are open to the public and available below.

Industry Cluster Resources

Project History

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.

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. Valley Vision conducts continuous research on the changing economy and the region’s tradeable industry clusters in collaboration with the Centers of Excellence.

The Strong Workforce Program complements Valley Vision’s role as the Regional Organizer for the Capital Region Workforce Boards by 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.

Developing a Ready Workforce builds upon a region-wide Prosperity Strategy that identified promising industry clusters for the Capital Region to target for job creation and economic growth.

Project Funding

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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