The overarching goal of California’s Strategic Workforce Development Plan is the reorientation and realignment of California’s workforce programs and institutions to support a dynamic and globally successful state economy that offers all residents – including the most vulnerable – an opportunity for a higher quality of life.

Projects highlighted on this page demonstrate the implementation of this vision by communities and regions throughout California. The projects have been broken out into their own separate links. Please click the link of interest to you.

California Technical Education - Youth Manufacturing

English Language Learner's Immigration Initiative

Equity, Climate and Jobs: Model High Road Training Partnerships

ForwardFocus: AB 2060 Supervised Population Workforce Training

Proposition 39 Pre-Apprenticeship Support, Training and Placement Grant

Regional Clusters Of Opportunity Grants (RICO)

Slingshot: Accelerating Income Mobility Through Regional Collaboration

Workforce Accelerator Fund

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Regional PY 2015-2016 Solicitation For Proposals



The California Workforce Development Board (State Board) and the Employment Development Department (EDD) are pleased to announce the availability of up to $500,000 in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Governor’s Discretionary funds to assess and evaluate two of the State Board’s signature innovation initiatives: SlingShot and Workforce Accelerator Fund (Accelerator). Through this Request for Application (RFA), the State Board will fund three types of Innovation Evaluation Projects: Workforce Accelerator Fund Evaluation; SlingShot Evaluation; Innovation Evaluation Coordinator.

The Innovation Evaluation Request for Applications is now available here.
FAQ 05/22/17


Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation now available electronically, here.