The White House, with its recent executive order establishing the National Council on the American Worker, is recognizing a seismic shift in the world of work, one that California’s community colleges have been focused on in recent years.
Demands placed on workers have permanently and significantly changed. California’s economy requires workers with demonstrable skills and credentials. The shift has been fueled by the relentless pursuit of artificial intelligence and automation. About 60 percent of all occupations have at least 30 percent of constituent work activities that could be automated, according to a recent McKinsey report.