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April 3, 2013

The California Workforce Association recently hosted their 22nd annual spring conference “Skills for a Different World” in San Diego. This year’s conference featured three preconference sessions, 28 workshops, and informal regional networking sessions for peer-to-peer learning.

Peter Callstrom, our President & CEO, welcomed over 300 workforce development professionals from all over the state of California and encouraged the group to collaborate effectively, grasp the importance of workforce development, and to create strategic partnerships.

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Conference Takeaways: 

  • Collaborate | Collaborate | Collaborate – strategic partnerships are key. 
  • Branding and social media is necessary. “If you aren’t visiable, you’re not credible.”
  • Create a state-of-the-art One Stop in your region.
  • Collect data and share data. It is the key to understading the effectiveness of our work and how to better serve employers and job seekers. 

Review the conference presentations.



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