California Summit 2014

California Summit 2014

Training the 21st Century Workforce: Strong Skills for Great Jobs

Thursday, November 20, 2014 / 10:30 am - 11:45 am

California’s future depends on having the highly trained workers that entrepreneurial companies need to compete globally. But today, there is a mismatch between the skills of the workforce and the growing list of technical abilities required by the state’s most dynamic sectors, such as technology, entertainment and health care. How can California’s big employers and educational institutions collaborate to attract, develop and expand our pool of high-skilled workers? What can business leaders do to support educators who are trying to enhance their curricula despite tighter budgets? What lessons and best practices can be gleaned from "linked learning" initiatives?


Jody Miller

Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group


Joseph Castro

President, California State University, Fresno

Gray Davis

Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Former Governor of California

Darrell Huntley

Vice President, Satellite Development Center, Network & Space Systems, The Boeing Company

Maria Klawe

President, Harvey Mudd College

Perry Wong

Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

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