Featured Workforce Initiatives

High Road

High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP) and High Road Construction Careers (HRCC) a systemic approach to industry-based workforce development addressing critical issues of equity, job quality, worker voice, and environmental sustainability.

CAAL Skills

An interagency and multi-departmental data-sharing and program evaluation initiative that uses detailed information from federal and state-funded workforce, education, and human services programs to measure participation and associated outcomes for program participants.

Regional CA

Work to stimulate economic growth, create jobs and build the talent needed to increase income mobility and regional prosperity through collaboration among multiple workforce systems and bringing workforce leaders together.

Prison to Employment

Creates opportunities through collaborative partnerships with state workforce programs and the state corrections systems so that formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals can successfully reenter society and the labor force.

Workforce Accelerator Fund

Funds projects that design, develop, and implement programs that accelerate employment and provide access to workforce services and employment opportunities for targeted groups and disadvantaged populations.


Increases employment opportunities and job mobility for formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals through partnerships with reentry-focused organizations that provide training, reskilling and upskilling, and supportive services.

Breaking Barriers

Supplements existing workforce and education programs by providing services to target populations who are often not eligible for other state and federal programs in an effort to address disparities in the labor market.

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In the Spotlight

Los Angeles – CA –  On August 31st, the California Workforce Development Board held its quarterly meeting at the Electrical Training Institute (ETI) in Commerce, California. After the meeting, ETI provided an informative tour of the amazing facility, training the next wave of electrical workers. The CWDB Communications team also got to spend time at the Worker Education & Resource Center (WERC), chat with participants, and learn more about our partner’s great work in Los Angeles County.

The Worker Education Resource Center (WERC) in Los Angeles County prepares participants for a variety of exams and interviews for positions as janitors in a healthcare setting, park maintenance, and EMTs, to name a few.


The fantastic staff at WERC provides holistic case management and training services to prepare people with high barriers to employment for high-quality, permanent jobs. Counselors, trainers, and project developers work one-on-one with participants to provide technical education, classroom, and on-the-job training, and support in applying for county employment.

“Our program is human-centered and trauma-informed,” explained Amber Roth, Executive Director for WERC. “We provide robust supportive services, including assistance with housing, transportation, and stipends, to address individual challenges. Learn more at Worker Education Resource Center. 

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and working in the insurance industry for many years, Sunset Steel was looking for a change. “I’m looking for a career that will provide stability for my daughter and I,” said Steel. Steel attended Preparing Los Angeles for County Employment (PLACE), a four-week fast track training at WERC, and recently interviewed for the Public Works Department of Los Angeles County. She said she looks forward to “pushing dirt for a while” while she pursues a career in engineering.

Dennis takes three buses daily to get from his home in San Bernardino to Los Angeles to participate in the Worker Education & Resource Center. He is studying to take the Civil Service exam to qualify to become an Environmental Service Worker for the county healthcare system. One day Dennis hopes to work for the Department of Children and Family Services. “I want to be able to help children in places where I didn’t get that help,” he explained. “We all need to talk to someone, and we all need to be heard,” he added.


People participating in a Cannabis training class

Review our available positions below, and visit the CalCareers webpage to learn more about how to apply for a state job.

New to the State – Review the 3 Steps To A State Job webpage and be sure to complete the exam/assessment and state application before applying for this position.

Are you passionate about ending poverty and inequality? Are you motivated to address the climate crisis and social injustice while working on economic and workforce development? If so, you may be a great fit for one of our open positions at the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB).

The CWDB is recognized nationally as a progressive and experimental state workforce department, charting a path to a High Road economy and approach to workforce development grounded in the principles of social equity, environmental sustainability, and resilience and quality jobs. Over the past decade, the CWDB’s budget, programs, and staff have grown exponentially using federal and state workforce funding to pilot new sector-based workforce initiatives and develop policy solutions that address the quality and accessibility of jobs in addition to training.

Click Below To View Current CWDB Job Opportunities:


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Associate Governmental Program Analyst The last day to apply for JC-360484 is 3/23/2023. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) performs the more responsible, varied, and complex technical analytical staff services assignments. The AGPA serves as a resource for the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) related to personnel management policies, procedures, and processes in the areas including, but not limited to, classification and pay, exams and selection services, attendance, and benefits.  The AGPA exercises confidentiality and tact in responding to the CWDB’s most critical and/or sensitive personnel issues and transactions. The AGPA also acts as the Division’s Attendance Clerk, which includes the more technical employee payroll and benefits issues and questions.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst The last day to apply for JC-356115 is 3/28/2023. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) performs the more responsible, varied, and complex technical research regarding the California Workforce Development Board’s (CWDB) grant initiatives, and produces technical documents and materials, such as grant policy guidance, Request of Applications (RFA), internal process guidance, policy and process manuals, appendices, or other grant operations instructions.


Information Technology Manager I The last day to apply for JC-362292 is 4/14/2023. As a California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) Information Technology Manager I (ITM I)and leader of the Data Management and Administration Unit(DMA), the ITM I works closely with state and county workforce development, training and related education and human services leaders to develop the capacity to produce and display the data analytics needed to evaluate participating program efficacy.  The ITM I has leadership and full management responsibilities to organize, plan, coordinate, direct and control all activities associated with the day-to-day operations and strategic planning of the unit.  In addition, the ITM I functions as the program leader responsible for tactical execution and strategic planning for DMA unit technology, systems, data, business relationships and overall success of all the projects.


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