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Looking Forward: Preparing Our Students for a New Workforce

Meeting 18
March 26-27, 2012
Menlo Park, CA

The California Collaborative on District reform convened on March 26 and 27, 2012 in Menlo Park for a two-day meeting, Looking Forward: Preparing Our Students for a New Workforce. The meeting expanded on a recent focus on college and career readiness to explore labor market trends, the skills that future careers will demand, and avenues for preparing students to meet those demands. Among the avenues to improve student preparation, participants addressed the roles of K-12 education, California community colleges, and the Pathways to Prosperity initiative. All meeting participants received a briefing book of resources and literature on workforce projections at the national, state, and local level; definitions of college and career readiness; the role that community colleges play in workforce preparation; and pathways to careers. These resources are available below.

Meeting Summary (PDF 193 KB)


Briefing Book

Presentation Slides