• Edge Fact Sheet
  • EDGE Response to Governor Brown’s Adult Education Budget Proposal
    Feb. 2013
  • California’s Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: Meetings the demands of a 21st-century economy
    Skills2Compete-California
    October 2009
  • Moving Adults from Basic Skills to Careers California EDGE Coalition Webinar Audio and Presentations Guest Speakers: Linda Collins, Julie Strawn and Israel Mendoza June 17, 2008
  • California's Edge: Keeping California Competitive, Creating Opportunity
  • California Must Prepare Now for a Changing Workforce
    Mike Curran, Martha Kanter and Stephen Levy. San Jose Mercury News
    April 3, 2007
  • — California EDGE Coalition (EDGE)

    The California EDGE (Education, Diversity, and Growth in the Economy) Coalition is a broad based, non-partisan coalition of California groups that have come together to urge that workforce development become a priority on the state’s public policy agenda.

    The coalition membership includes community colleges, workforce boards, unions, employers, and community based organizations. The Career Ladders Project has worked with the Coalition from the beginning, and our Executive Director, Linda Collins, is a member of the Coalition’s Executive Committee.

    The EDGE Coalition’s five broad recommendations are that California must:

    1. Invest in regional workforce and economic development strategies
    2. Provide all Californians access to high quality post-secondary education and skills training.
    3. Provide working adults with opportunities to move up the skill ladder.
    4. Link workforce programs and institutions to create pathways to high wage jobs.
    5. Align program goals and measures to achieve a shared vision of California’s future and to ensure accountability.

    A copy of the EDGE Coalition’s policy paper, California’s Edge: Keeping California Competitive, Creating Opportunity, as well as a complete list of endorsers and information regarding how to join the coalition can be found at www.californiaedge.org

    The Coalition has been enthusiastically received and has been endorsed by a growing number of groups including: the Community College League of California; the California Manufacturing and Technology Association; the California Budget Project; the California Federation of Labor – AFL/CIO; the California Workforce Association; the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California; and the Boeing Company and many others.

    The Career Ladders Project has worked with the Coalition from the beginning; our Executive Director, Linda Collins, is a member of the Coalition’s Executive Committee.