Workforce Development
OCBC Works to Ensure a Pipeline of Skilled Workers for Orange County's Global and Dynamic Businesses

Orange County is the economic engine of Southern California, with a high-quality workforce to match. UC Irvine, CSU Fullerton, Chapman University, Brandman University, Concordia University —and an extensive community college system— make Orange County an ideal place to live and work. Recognizing that the business community needs a workforce prepared for a 21st century global economy, OCBC works with community partners to identify the county’s educational attainment needs and develop strategic solutions, including advocating for a greater focus on S.T.E.A.M. disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

Through these efforts, OCBC develops the next generation of global leaders.

Current Workforce Development Issues

OCBC’s Workforce Development Committee works on several important issues pertaining to the community. They are:

Achievement/Skills Gap
Career Technical Education
Common Core State Standards
Early Childhood Education
English Learning Acquisition/Seal of Bi-literacy
Linked Learning

Local Control Funding Formula
Next Generation Science Standards
Online College Courses
School Construction Bonds
Smarter Balanced Assessments
Technology in schools

Orange County Workforce Indicators Report

OCBC’s 2019 Orange County Workforce Indicators Report —a product of the research partnership between the Orange County Business Council, County of Orange, and Orange County Development Board — examines the growth of industry and employment, salary and wage trends, demographic changes and the educational attainment of Orange County students.

Internship Information

OCBC is proud to connect the future workforce of Orange County to leading businesses offering internship opportunities. We are helping to advance young people’s careers and provide a pipeline of talented individuals into the workforce.

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