Meeting Our State’s Workforce Challenge in the 21st Century

UpSkill California is a consortium of 28 Community Colleges that collaborate to provide businesses statewide with customized employee training and education programs that enhance worker productivity and close the skills gaps that can constrain organizational growth. Learn More

up·skill

/ˈəpˌskil/ verb
Teach (an employee) additional skills.
“this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities”

UpSkill California

“To improve access to education and employment, California leaders will need to embrace and deploy a multipronged approach that restructures the education pipeline and supports place-based investment throughout the state via new funding sources. This approach will require a model of continuous learning.

Milken Institute, January 22, 2020 “Preparing California for the Future of Work”

What We Do

UpSkill California Statewide Research Report

UpSkill California sponsored an extensive research report which shows the scale and breadth of California’s workforce challenge.

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Employer Outreach & Employee Training

UpSkill California/ETP partnership is critical to reaching employers and providing quality job training statewide.

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Workforce Training Centers

Community College Workforce Training Centers respond to industry need for training employees in new skills.

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Upskill California is Positioned to Help Meet California’s Workforce Challenge

UpSkill California is a consortium of 28 Community Colleges that collaborate to provide businesses statewide with customized employee training and education programs that enhance worker productivity and close the skills gaps that can constrain organizational growth. By sharing extensive resources and expertise—including the world’s largest body of workplace-specific curriculum—our members can deliver virtually any training solution required by business. Additionally, our colleges are adept at helping employers access and administer state funding that offsets the cost of training programs. We deliver our services via college-based Workforce Training Centers that are strategically positioned throughout the state. Collectively, we have many decades of experience serving industries including aerospace, agriculture/food processing, healthcare, logistics, technology, transportation, and a wide variety of industrial manufacturers.

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“… the best way to preserve good jobs, ready the workforce for the jobs of the future is through lifelong learning and ensure shared prosperity for all.”

California Governor, Gavin Newsom
August 30, 2019