21st Century Workforce

Overview

To maintain a vibrant and prosperous economy, our region must have a talented workforce — educated, trained and ready — for emerging opportunities in the 21st century economy.

Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:

  • Identify skill gaps
  • Promote educational pathways
  • Assess future employment needs
  • Improve linkages across industry sectors
  • Support access to workforce training
    • Our objective is to increase regional economic prosperity by aligning skills development and educational opportunities that create pathways to high-quality jobs.

      Our Metric: Increase the percentage of the population with a post high school certificate or degree to 45% by 2027.

    • The Capital Region faces a critical skills gap where workers are not learning the right skills to meet high-growth industry demand, causing employers an inability to fill vacant positions. Valley Vision is addressing this issue by:

      • Providing research to clarify where high-growth jobs will occur in the next ten years
      • Improving the talent pipeline by increasing coordination between employers and educators
      • Improving the employer advisory systems to make it easier for employers to engage
      • Ensuring that students are ready for employment by increasing the number of internships and work-based opportunities for students in the region.
    • In order for our regional economy to retain talent and grow economically, we are increasing the alignment between employment and education and training opportunities. This will help students and workers access the educational pathways they need.

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Featured Projects

CAPITAL REGION WORKFORCE ACTION PLAN

To maintain a vibrant and prosperous economy, our region must have a talented workforce — educated, trained and ready — for the 21st century economy. Valley Vision supports this mission through the Capital Region Workforce Action …

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Future of Work

The digitalization of work is affecting jobs across all organizations regardless of industry. Nation and worldwide, there is widespread discussion, research and speculation about how automation, digitalization, and the disruption created by technological advances will …

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STRONG WORKFORCE

California is investing $200 million annually in the Strong Workforce Program to help fill the growing demand for “middle-skill” positions that require more than a high school diploma, but not necessarily a 4-year college degree. …

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Blogs

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Capitol Region Hosts Tenth Americas Competitiveness Exchange

SACRAMENTO (October 25, 2018) – Today, 50 high-level representatives from 24 countries arrive in Sacramento to explore the region’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The group is participating in the Tenth Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE 10) …

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What is the ‘Fix’ for the Capital Region’s Digital Divide?

On January 23, the Sacramento Public Library along with Valley Vision and the City of Sacramento Office of Innovation and Economic Development, co-hosted many state, regional, and local partners at the beautiful Tsakopoulos Library Galleria for the …

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Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Valley Vision CEO Bill Mueller gave the following remarks at the Hands On the Future 2018 Counselor’s Conference on December 4th in Sacramento. The summit was designed to help hundreds of high school and college counselors in …

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