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California business leaders push for workforce training support in state budget
California Economic Summit

Employers continued to press state lawmakers to use this year’s state budget to make investments in successful workforce training programs, making the case today in a Senate budget committee hearing for $250 million in new funding for career technical education (CTE) programs offered by community colleges.

Several business groups joined the California Economic Summit in urging the Legislature not only to approve this funding, but to distribute the dollars across regional economies—instead of to individual colleges—so they can serve as a fiscal incentive for campuses to work together to produce graduates with the skills needed by local employers.