Case Study/Profile

Better Careers for Californians: Innovations That Build the Talent Pipeline

At a Glance

Millions of working Californians are unable to fulfill their families’ basic needs. Automation threatens entry-level jobs while higher-paying jobs require skills that are out of reach. The state’s education and training systems must be redesigned to help fill the skills gap. This brief—the second in a series—describes innovations advanced by organizations participating in the James Irvine Foundation’s Better Careers initiative, including substantive investments by employers, emerging avenues for entering and connecting with growing industries, and intermediary efforts to scale innovative approaches.

Published jan. 08, 2020


Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Preparing for the Future of Work