Sonoma County is like California in a bottle. Many of the issues that are confronting other regions and the state overall are fermenting in conversations like the one this week at the North Bay Builders Exchange.
The workforce is changing dramatically, and there's a widespread recognition that new skills — and new ways of teaching adults those skills — are needed and needed fast. In California, the state's 114 community colleges are facing the challenge of offering the credentials, classes and training that will help workers choose a career or adapt to a new one.
California’s distinct regional economies demand a versatile and diverse workforce. That necessity helped attract over 100 people to the Southeast Los Angeles Future of Work MeetUp at Cerritos College in Norwalk.
Near the California state capitol, inside a hip work loft — a one-time car dealership that’s been up-scaled to a professional office —community and business leaders came together this week to talk about the future of work – the dynamic, fascinating and at times unsettling future of work.
So what if our initial response to the concerns over artificial intelligence and machine learning is human intelligence and continuous learning?
While traditional college educations haven’t seen much change in format for decades, if not centuries, alternative education has relentlessly diversified in the past few years.
Predictably, Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to spend $100 million to start an online community college is causing great consternation among some legislators and lobbyists.
The leader of the largest system of higher education in the nation — California Community Colleges, with 114 campuses and 2.1 million students — said he is happy to clear up any confusion President Trump may have about what those schools do.
As the economy continues to shift toward computers and digital technology—and braces for a potential future with more robots—workers have been called upon to adapt and learn new skills.
Our growing and collective experience with disruptive technologies is prompting both analysis and angst over the relatively quick infusion of the latest wave of labor-replacing technologies.