CWA Announces New Executive Director
California jobs and the economy will be primary focus
Starting 4/15/13, Bob Lanter will take the helm of CWA as its new executive director. Lanter brings a wealth of workforce development leadership experience serving as a deputy director of CWA approximately ten years ago before accepting an executive director position at the Contra Costa WIB, and then later as a federal project officer for the U.S. Department of Labor in San Francisco. Read the Press Release.
Business-Focused Workforce Development Strategies Work
A recent article in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Business Horizon Quarterly advocated for a business-focused workforce development strategy. The article, written by a respected CEO, Sandra Westlund-Deenihan of Float Works, Inc., in Chicago, outlined actions government should take to overcome economic challenges and education problems in the United States. Serving as a call to arms to government to create effective change in the workforce development system. The San Bernardino County WIB recently referenced this article in an op-ed piece appearing in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. In addition to business focus, the article also recommends a focus on STEM, credentialing/certification, and digital literacy.
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