Foundation for California Community Colleges and Institute of the Environment at UC Davis to Host California Forestry Workforce Summit

Event will discuss the advancement of fire and forestry careers to help build economic and climate resilience in California’s forested, rural communities

SACRAMENTO, CAJanuary 24, 2023—The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) will be hosting a two-day Forestry Workforce Summit in partnership with the UC Davis Institute of the Environment and supported by presenting sponsor Forest Futures, an initiative of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. The event is set to be held at the UC Davis Conference Center on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 through Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

The Forestry Workforce Summit will bring together leaders at the federal and state level to identify and discuss resources for effective, equitable workforce development in forestry and wildfire management. Speakers and attendees will include a broad range of stakeholders including government and tribal representatives, forestry professionals, researchers, industry employers, community college and university administrators, and others interested in forestry.

Dialogue will help advance California’s goal to protect its communities from wildfires by preparing individuals for jobs in this vital sector of work, resulting in greater economic development in historically underdeveloped regions. The event is supported by a $21.5 million Good Jobs Challenge grant from the US Economic Development Administration which established FoundationCCC’s Resilient Careers in Forestry program to coordinate and expand fire safety and forestry training programs in northeastern California, including the Sierra Nevada and Cascades.

Thank you to event sponsors who are also making this event possible, including the California Air Resources Board, Employment Trailing Panel, California Registered Apprenticeship of Forest Training, Sierra Pacific Industries, ADVANCE, Green Diamond Resource Company, Wonder Labs, and Turkovich Family Wines.

To learn more and register for the Forestry Workforce Summit, visit the event page. For more information on FoundationCCC’s Resilient Careers in Forestry program, visit here. For questions about the summit or sponsorships, please contact conferences@foundationccc.org.

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About the Foundation for California Community Colleges
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the official nonprofit foundation to the California Community Colleges. The Foundation’s mission is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community Colleges system, the largest higher education system in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation works to benefit all California Community College students, colleges, college foundations, and the system as a whole by accelerating paths to economic and social mobility, strengthening communities, and reducing barriers to opportunities for all Californians. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.foundationccc.org.