Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

As the economy continues to recover, economists are seeing stark differences between people with high school and college degrees. The unemployment rate is nearly twice as high for Americans with a high school diploma as for those with a four-year college degree or more. But economists say that doesn't mean everybody needs a four-year degree. In fact, millions of good-paying jobs are opening up in the trades. And some pay better than what the average college graduate makes. Read more...

Economists: Sonoma County Has Recovered From Recession

Sonoma County employment levels have now fully recovered from the recession and the coming year looks bright for the local economy, a UCLA economist said Thursday at the annual State of the County conference.Read more...



Economic Development Board

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is a department in the County of Sonoma devoted to business attraction, expansion, and retention.


CTE Outcomes Survey

Statewide study to assess employment outcomes for students who have participated in career technical education (CTE) coursework at California Community Colleges.
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Northern California Career Pathways Alliance (NCCPA)

The Northern California Career Pathways Alliance (NCCPA) facilitates the creation of educational pathways to career success for high school and community college students, while fostering economic and workforce development to benefit students, employers, and the community.