contact: Mitchell Stevens
Lifelong learning for a vibrant regional economy
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world's regional economic miracles. Yet even while "Silicon Valley" is synonymous with innovation worldwide, it faces substantial challenges in sustaining its economic resilience and making opportunity widely available to all of those who live here. Neither the state of California nor the Bay Area’s regional governments have built additional capacity for higher/adult education in over a generation – even while the region’s population has swelled and its dynamic industries are constantly seeking new talent. The Bay Area Human Capital Project is drawing a portrait of adult workforce needs and building a vision for how the region’s hundreds of education providers – colleges, universities, and educational technology firms of all kinds – might work in tandem to ensure that viable economic opportunity is broadly shared by all those who call the Bay Area home.