Doing What Matters is a new framework that gives community colleges the opportunity to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.  Community colleges invest in California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific education, training, and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.


Salary Information for different career fields! 

Salary Surfer 


Industry Programs Information links: explore jobs in California, events, scholarships and more!

Retail, Hospitality, Tourism

Advanced Manufacturing



Info & Comm Tech/Digital Media  


doing what materIndustry Credentials Valued By California Employers & Educators

A key component of a successful Career Pathway is the integration of industry-valued certifications. These certifications have benefits to students, educators, employers and communities.

On the link above, select anyone of the following:

Industry Credential Database by sectors

Industry Credentials offered in Community College with a tab for the number of credentials awarded by college

Industry Credentials offered in K12


Labor Market Information (LMI):


 CA EDD LMI- LMI in variety of formats

O*NET- Federal LMI source, data used by CA Career Zone

Bureau of Labor Statistics- Occupational employment and wages, labor demand, etc.

America's Career InfoNet- Occupations, industries, state and national LMI


Here to Career mobile app - empowers California students to find degree programs that match their career interests. Developed on behalf of the California Community Colleges. 


Career Surfer mobile app - makes it easy to explore occupations. You can search by job family, level of education required, keyword, salary range and so on.




JobsMadeReal- Discover your career path with JobsMadeReal, a site for teens by teens.