The business community is right to be concerned about a workforce skills gap, particularly as high school-aged students enter the workforce. The California Chamber of Commerce favors a method called Linked Learning, which integrates academics, career technical training and work-based learning.
More recently, the Newsom administration secured $37 million to fund apprenticeships in the green economy with a focus on disadvantaged communities.
In addition, the state provides training resources for job seekers through CalJobs, administered by the Employment Development Department. The web portal acts as a resource for people to find training and apprenticeships.