Join us for our Informational Hearing: Strengthening California’s Workforce through Career Education and Apprenticeships

October 29, 2021



Senator Richard D. Roth and the Select Committee on Career Technology and the New Economy invite you to join regional stakeholders, local representatives, and state agency leaders for an informational hearing regarding the strengthening of California’s workforce through career education and apprenticeships. Join us for a discussion focusing on how California can better prepare its workforce for changing job trends and opportunities by improving the continuity between Career Education and apprenticeships, and workforce needs.

Our conversation will feature:

I. Current Performance Reporting, Data Collection, and Evaluation Methods Overview

  • Tim Rainey, Executive Director, CA Workforce Development Board
  • Nicole Laktash, Deputy Chief, Information Technology and Program, Accountability Section, Workforce Services Branch, Employment Development Department
  • Pam Geitner, Deputy Director, Tax Branch, Employment Development Department
  • Dr. Daisy Gonzales, California Community College Chancellor’s Office
  • Tara Armstrong, Deputy Director of Technical Branch/CIO, Employment Training Panel

II. Ways to Improve Data Collection, Program Evaluation, and Performance Reporting

  • Rachel Vilsack, Senior Fellow, National Skills Coalition
  • Steve Saxton, Consultant to T3 Innovation Network
  • Till von Wachter, Professor of Economics, Director, California Policy Lab, UCLA



State Capitol

Room 4203


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

12:30 PM to 4:30 PM


To watch the live stream of the proceeding, visit:

To listen only, but not testify, please dial 1-888-251-2909 and use Access Code 7362832



If you require accommodation, please submit a request to the Senate ADA Coordinator at no later than three (3) business days before the date of the event.