No matter where you are in your career path, the services provided throughout the region can provide the most up to date resources and assistance in helping you begin or advance in your career path as citizens contributing to economic growth with sustainable living wages. Services available within the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) can provide guidance to help you take the necessary steps needed in finding employment, staying employed, and growing within your industry sector.


The job market has changed drastically and will continue to evolve over time. Most traditional routes in finding employment no longer exist. If you are looking for help in obtaining the needed soft-skills, training, education in industry requirements, and more, we can help. Unfortunately, unemployment statistics show many individuals have not been able to find employment for a variety of reasons. To take a look at county unemployment rates, select your county of residence after clicking the provided link for detailed information. Unemployment Rate and Labor Force 


Investment is key in gaining the needed training, skills, and connections to successfully enter or re-enter the workforce. Through various partner agency conversations with employers within the Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity region, employers have indicated in today’s job market they look for individuals that have the needed skills to succeed in the workplace and global economy.

Soft skills are essential in retaining employment. If you are doubtful in your response to any of the following questions, there are workshops and training that can help you feel confident in the workplace.

Are you adaptable or flexible to change within the workplace? ♦ Are you solution oriented or do you focus on the problem without an end goal in mind? ♦ Are you able to collaborate with co-workers and be a team player to produce positive outcomes? ♦ Can you effectively communicate with others? ♦ Are you empathetic to various situations that can occur with diverse individuals within the workplace? ♦ Can you show up to work on time? ♦ Can you make decisions and use good judgement? ♦ Are you responsible in completing tasks? ♦ Do you work well under pressure by maintaining a professional attitude?


New World of Work- 21st Century Skills

With the job market changing rapidly, employers are seeking basic soft or transferable skills sometimes over experience. Teaching steps and methods can sometimes be easier to teach than professional soft skills. Some of the top 10 skills employers look for have come from extensive research and skills panels of what’s needed in preparing individuals for workforce development.

“Top 10” 21st Century Skills

Adaptability ♦ Analysis/Solution Mindset ♦ Collaboration ♦ Communication ♦ Digital Fluency ♦

Empathy ♦ Entrepreneurial Mindset ♦ Resilience ♦ Self – Awareness ♦ Social/Diversity Awareness


More details to follow of curriculum integration within the Shasta – Tehama – Trinity Adult Education Consortium  



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