Within the United States, California is a leader in educational and workforce development programs. Based on the listing of nanotechnology degree programs provided by Nanowerk, California ranks second in the United States in total degree or certificate granting programs. For information on nano-related programs in California, see the following pages:
Tinytechjobs: based in Alameda, California and launched in 2003, tinytechjobs is a career website devoted to jobs at the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology. The site lists both academic and industrial positions in a variety of disciplines. The website lists job opportunities both globally and nationally. The following is a direct link to jobs listed in California.
In addition to the nano-specific programs listed on the aforementioned pages, there are several general education and workforce development organizations listed below.
|California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)||Government||Statewide||www.labor.ca.gov|
|California Community Colleges Education & Workforce Development (CCCEWD)||Educational Institution||Statewide||www.cccewd.net|
|Clean Tech Institute: Training Provider||Educational Institution||Statewide||www.cleantechinstitute.org|
San Jose Evergreen Community College
In the past, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) offered Community-Based Job Training Grants (CBJTG). These grants were designed to support workforce training for high-growth/high-demand industries through the national system of community and technical colleges. Grants under this program funded projects that provided workers with education/training to prepare them to enter and advance in high-growth and emerging industries. Some of the programs in California were created with funding from this program.