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Workforce Case Studies

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ECONOMIC ALLIANCE OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Education and Workforce Development Initiative

Initiative Description

The Education and Workforce Development Initiative (EWDI) is one of the five major program initiatives of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. The initiative was created to engage the regional business and education communities in a continuous, collaborative process for improving basic education and workforce development.

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL ACTION PARTNERSHIP
Business Education Partnership

Initiative Description

The Capitol Region Business Education Partnership is one of seven initiatives of the Sacramento Region Action Network. The mission of the Partnership is to create an industry/education partnership for K-16 education as a model in the Sacramento region to support the needs of both business and education.

GATEWAY CITIES PARTNERSHIP
Workforce Initiative

Initiative Description

The Gateway Cities Partnership Workforce Initiative is intended to bring 15,000 non-college bound youth into high-paying manufacturing employment over the next ten years. A secondary aim is to expand the region's precision machining sector and create a technological and training edge for the region's industry in North America.

INSTITUTE FOR THE NORTH COAST
Humboldt County Workforce Development Partnership

Initiative Description

The primary purpose of this initiative was to create a workforce development system in Humboldt County that is both coordinated and responsive to the needs of its customers, businesses, and those seeking work. The newly structured system will be capable of playing a more vital role in the economic development of the region by developing a workforce that enhances the global competitiveness of local industry clusters.

SAN DIEGO DIALOGUE
Closing the Achievement Gap in San Diego's Public Schools

Initiative Description

San Diego Dialogue has formed a research and civic education initiative on K-12 school reform in San Diego County. The focus of this initiative is to close the achievement gap between low-income and minority students and their more affluent peers in the region's public schools. The Dialogue is conducting applied research to measure the nature and scope of the achievement gap and is analyzing the distribution of educational resources between different schools and school districts. This analysis includes examining the relationship between school site socio-economic characteristics, teaching capacity, and student achievement. We have also formed the Partnership for School Reform, a council of civic leaders that is dedicated to defining constructive ways for the community to support aggressive, standards-based reform in the region's public schools.

JOINT VENTURE: SILICON VALLEY NETWORK
Workforce Partnership Initiative

Initiative Description

Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network's Workforce Partnership Initiative addresses the Valley's need to develop the region's workforce, assuring that the supply of skilled workers matches the available opportunities. Research sponsored by the Partnership has identified a critical skilled workforce gap which has an enormous cost for employers and residents, and which threatens the sustainability of the region. Analysis of underlying causes and identification of potential strategies for a collaborative, integrated approach are the focus of next steps. Workforce development is a high priority for Joint Venture, as the people and the economy of Silicon Valley are inextricably linked, and the people are the key to a successful economy and sustainable prosperity for the region.