Whereas California faces challenges to its collective well being, quality of life and economic future, and
Whereas the California Integrated Workforce Development Plan is being developed by four partnering agencies (California Department of Education, California Health and Welfare Agency, California Trade and Commerce Agency and the California Community College Chancellor's Office) to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the state, and
Whereas California's new economy and intense international economic competition are changing the way businesses operate,
Resolved that the Academic Senate affirm its leadership role as the largest provider of occupational education for workforce development programs, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm its position that education rather than just training is needed to ensure California its leadership position in the global marketplace.
Statements in Rostrum articles, President's Updates and before the Board of Governors and legislative committees have affirmed the leadership role of the Academic Senate in the CCC's provision of CTE for economic and workforce development.