New California Competes Brief Provides Guide to Navigating Challenges When Creating Meaningful Partnerships

Effective higher education–employer partnerships are central to improving student employment outcomes, ensuring workforce needs are met, and boosting the state’s economic strength and competitiveness. But given the complexity of California’s higher education and workforce ecosystems, it is challenging to make such engagements a common and core part.

As efforts and investments to build bridges between higher education and employers grow, California Competes investigates the main factors that hinder meaningful engagements and shares its findings through a new research brief to set the foundation toward actionable solutions.

Read the Brief

At 11:00am TODAY (July 11), we are hosting a webinar with a panel of stakeholders across the higher education and workforce systems to investigate further. Attendees will hear from the following panelists:

  • Sandra Sanchez, Interim Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development at California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • James DeKloe, Professor of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and Director and Founder of the Industrial Biotechnology program at Solano Community College
  • Christopher Esch, Senior Manager, Security Operations at Cue Health
  • Coleton Matics, Sacramento State Nursing Alum and Former Director of Health and Human Services at Associated Students, Inc.

Register below to learn more about what we found and hear their perspectives and insights.

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