workforce skills gap
The DACA program has been particularly significant in California—home to 70,000 “Dreamers” and other undocumented immigrants who attend public colleges.
The recovery from the Great Recession highlights the importance of California’s higher education systems in providing meaningful economic opportunities for workers.
Immigrants now make up a substantial share of California’s highly educated workers.
Hans Johnson, PPIC Higher Education Center director, testifies before a legislative subcommittee and identifies specific goals that together could close California’s workforce skills gap.
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