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California EDGE Coalition

Education, Diversity, and Growth in the Economy

The California EDGE Coalition is a non-partisan group united in the belief that:

  • California’s future economic growth rests in large measure on the skill base of its workers.
  • The state and its industrial leadership are now at serious risk of losing the competitive advantage of a highly trained workforce and lag other states in responding to this challenge.
  • The Governor and Legislature must lead a strategic effort to forge the state’s impressive education and training infrastructure into an integrated system of talent development that addresses the needs of all California workers and employers.
  • In the absence of this kind of leadership, California’s future is uncertain. Both employers and workers face the threat of economic decline.

What we do: Education, Advocacy, and Technical Assistance.

Check out EDGE's Workforce Agenda for 2017

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Full Executive Committee Membership:

California Budget Project
California Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
California Hospital Association
California Manufacturing and Technology Association
California Workforce Association
Career Ladders Project for the California Community Colleges and Learning Works
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
National Council of La Raza
State Building and Construction Trades Council