Initiatives

OVERVIEW

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.

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 2.0

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND IMMIGRANT WORKFORCE

WORKFORCE NAVIGATOR PILOT PROGRAM TARGETING LIMITED ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND IMMIGRANT WORKFORCE

The State Workforce Development Board, in conjunction with the Employment Development Department, and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announces a Request for Application (RFA) that makes available up to $1.5 million of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I Governor’s Discretionary funds to develop and implement a Workforce Navigator Pilot Program targeting English Language Learners (ELLs) and Immigrant workers. The goal of this initiative is to promote increased access, create/enhance program structure and availability, and provide supportive services within the workforce system for California’s English Language Learner Population. Entities selected are expected to work in collaboration with community-based organizations (can include: faith based organizations, public and private non-profit and for-profit organizations, and educations and training providers) and other workforce partners, including adult education entities. Funding will be for 18 months, with the goal of providing additional funding contingent upon future Congressional appropriation. Please see the appropriate links to the documents below.

The ELL & Immigrant Workforce Navigator RFA Workforce scheduled for today has been postponed to Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The time of the meeting is 3:00pm – 4:00 pm. This meeting has expired. The link to the meeting no longer works and has been deleted.

RFA Workshop 4th Question and Answers ELL Q&A 3-24-17
RFA Workshop 3rd Question and Answer ELL RFA Q&A 3-15-17
RFA Workshop 2nd set of Questions and Answers ELL RFA Q&A 3-13-17
Here are the Questions and Answer RFA Workshop: ELL RFA Q&A 3-10-17
These are the slides from the RFA Workshop: ELL& Immigrant Workforce Navigator RFA.

Cover Page RFA-ELL
FINAL ELL Navigator RFA 02.20.17
Form A Application Narrative-ELL
RFA Application Forms-ELL

OLDER ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER’S WEBINAR MATERIALS:

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. .