California Community Colleges Economic & Workforce Development: Annual Report 08/09 Highlights

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The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development program (EWD) is a critical initiative of the California Community Colleges--developing and implementing training and curriculum in key strategic industry sectors that create jobs and career pathways. Learn how EWD creates and retains jobs in California.

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  • California Community Colleges Economic & Workforce Development: Annual Report 08/09 Highlights

    1. 1. A Year in Review 2008/2009: Annual Report Highlights
    2. 2. <ul><li>The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development program ( EWD) is a critical initiative of the California Community Colleges--developing and implementing training and curriculum in key strategic industry sectors that create jobs and career pathways . </li></ul>
    3. 3. EWD: Aligning Community College Programs with Emerging Sectors Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy Biotechnology Business & Entrepreneurship Environmental, Health, Safety & Homeland Security Health Care International Trade New Media & Entertainment Workplace Skills and Education
    4. 4. The Challenges <ul><li>A survey of over 300 California employers identified three main issues impacting the strength and competitiveness of the workforce : </li></ul>globalization adaptive education economic preparation
    5. 5. Hiring Trends California businesses are demonstrating significant caution in creating and filling new jobs . In 2008-2009, EWD experienced a reduction in the number of new job placements after a three-year rising trend. Number of Job Placements Program Year 2005 - 2009
    6. 6. Weathering the Storm The upskilling and retraining provided by EWD and the community colleges are critical to maintaining the competitiveness and employability of California’s workforce while we weather the economic storm.
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>CCCEWD Program Highlights 2008/2009 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Curriculum Development: Going Green <ul><li>During 2008-2009, EWD responded to the need to train a new generation of “green-collar” workers through partnerships with entrepreneurs and employers to provide training, curriculum design, and certification programs for incumbent workers and students. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Strategic Partnerships <ul><li>The EWD programs emphasize partnership development that extend the reach of EWD dollars by requiring cost sharing in the services provided. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Small Business and Entrepreneurship By conducting research and adapting education to meet the needs of employers who are struggling to compete in the new economy, EWD Technical Assistance through the Small Business Development Centers resulted in over $110 million in sales increases and funded loans for businesses.
    11. 11. EWD Fact #1 <ul><li>During 2008-2009, EWD created or retained more than 10,200 jobs through its high growth initiatives. </li></ul>
    12. 12. EWD Fact #2 Last year the EWD program trained 65,105 people and provided 828,802 hours of training . People Being Trained for Jobs Program Year 2008 - 2009
    13. 13. EWD Fact #3 <ul><li>Last year, EWD’s innovative sector-based initiatives served 41,952 organizations resulting in improvements in productivity, sales and new equity investments of nearly $201,000,000. </li></ul>
    14. 14. EWD Fact #4 Most EWD grants extend community college resources and improve project outcomes by requiring matching funds -- resources contributed to EWD projects by partners. In 2008-2009, over $50.5 million was invested in EWD through matching funds. 2008-2009 Approved Expenditures
    15. 15. Three Reasons EWD is a Smart Investment
    16. 16. Relevancy <ul><li>Improving educational attainment benefits our state through increased tax revenues and the social and economic mobility that accompanies higher levels of education. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Cost <ul><li>At a time when every dollar counts, where else can you get a 2:1 return on your investment? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Sense of Urgency <ul><li>Our programs ensure that all Californians , including our current high rates of displaced workers , have access to education that can retool their skills and prepare them for market demands . </li></ul>
    19. 19. Funding California Community Colleges and the EWD programs is a smart investment for California’s economic growth – now and in the years to come.
    20. 20. Need more facts on how your investments are working to create and retain jobs ? Go to: www.InvestmentsThatCount.org Sign up for our eNewsletter GROW California at www.CCCEWD.net

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