California Technical Education - Youth Manufacturing Grant

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION GRANT

In July 2013, the California Workforce Development Board (State Board) awarded $880,000 in total to four recipients under the High Concentration of Eligible Youth Manufacturing Skills Project/ Career Technical Education (CTE) Grant.  This grant will pilot youth manufacturing projects and further linkage to education and manufacturers to serve WIA eligible youth.  Grantees will either extend or create opportunities for regions to provide job training, soft skills training, earn-and-learn programs, and certification attainment.

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (ComP)

Grantees will participate in an information and strategy exchange referred to as the “Community of Practice.” This community is created amongst the grantees and is meant to be a place to discover and share promising practices and strategies that could possibly lead to positive systemic change in the way that services and training are delivered.  The ComP meetings convene every quarter.  Each of the grantees will bring a team of four or more stakeholders/partners to participate in activities that strengthen communication so that information, strategies, and ideas can be readily exchanged.

For list of Grantees, click here. .