Gov. Gavin Newsom signs executive order for a master plan for career education

Published on August 31, 2023
By: Emma Gallegos

In recent years, the state has poured billions of dollars into a dizzying array of programs under the banner of career education. The only problem, said Gov. Gavin Newsom, is that there is no cohesion between these programs.

“Tens of billions of dollars invested in the last few years, 12 different agencies, but not a cohesive, connective tissue, not a compelling narrative that drives a vision and drives a focus forward,” Newsom said Thursday, during a news conference at River City High in West Sacramento.

Newsom took aim at that disconnection by signing an executive order calling for the state to create a master plan for career education in the next 13 months.

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor