San Francisco Chronicle: Businesses can help California schools train students for ‘new collar’ jobs
The key to California’s long-term economic growth can be found in the classroom.
Job growth in California has been robust since the last recession. But recently that growth has slowed because of the lack of employable workers.
A promising public-private partnership is taking shape in the Legislature that focuses on high school and college completion, along with meaningful workplace experiences. State Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge (Los Angeles County), is sponsoring legislation to create the California State Pathways in Technology. If successful, this legislation would provide state funding for a proven educational program already delivering results in 90 schools in seven states.
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