The Skills Gap in California

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• The Public Policy Institute of California projects that by 2020 California will face a shortfall of
about 1.1 million workers with bachelor’s degrees.
• The Community College League of California estimates we also will need 1 million more associate’s degrees by 2020.
• The California Workforce Development Board set a goal of 1 million more workers with middle-skill credentials over the next 10 years.
• California Competes projects that by 2025, the state’s workforce will need an additional 2.3 million degrees and certificates.
• The Campaign for College Opportunity has calculated that by 2025 fully 60 percent of California adults will need a degree or
credential, up from just under 50 percent today.


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