California Workforce Development Board

  • CWDB Convenes Climate & Jobs Meetings in Sacramento (July 19-August 8). Please click here for more information.
  • CDCR Secretary Scott Kernan and Governor Jerry Brown discuss the new corrections workforce partnership and prison to employment initiative at the California Prison Industry Authority Sacramento Employer Forum.
  • Workforce Metrics Dashboard – Produced in accordance with AB 2148 (K. Mullin, Chapter 385, Statutes of 2014), this report presents outcome data for exiting participants of five workforce education and training programs for two distinct program years (2012-13 and 2013-14). As the first dashboard report to be released by the CWDB, this document seeks to establish a baseline for presenting workforce data to a public audience.
  • Hilary D. Lentini, 52, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Lentini has been founder and chief executive officer at Lentini Design and Marketing Inc. since 1990. She is immediate past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors and president-elect of the National Association of Women Business Owners, California Chapter. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lentini is a Democrat.Labor and Workforce Development Agency announces record number of apprentices – Click here to read the story.
  • Listen to Executive Director Tim Rainey discuss current workforce initiatives on “Today with CWA” Click here to listen 
  • News: Local and State Leaders Recognize the State Workforce Board. Click here to learn more.
  • News: Women at Work: ‘Pre-Apprenticeships’ Boost Female Construction Workers. Click here to learn more.
  • Slingshot in the News! Local manufacturers launch youth job training initiative. Click here to learn more:
  • Accelerator making News!  The San Francisco SPCA has collaborated with Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and Foothill College to launch the first-ever veterinary assistant apprenticeship program in the field of animal health. Click here for more details:
  • Governor Brown issued a proclamation declaring February 11-17, 2018 as “California Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Week.” To learn more about Cal EITC, visit their website at
  • MAKING NEWS: SLINGSHOT: CA Program looks for solutions to skills gap. Click on CA Program hyperlink for details.
  • Learn more about California’s Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Initiative including links to local resources here.
  • The State Board’s latest policy brief explores emerging best practices and model partnerships for serving Out-Of-School Youth under WIOA and the California WIOA Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan. Read about it here.
  • English Language Learners Policy Brief January 2017
    The California Labor Workforce & Development Agency in conjunction with the State Board have released a Policy Brief on best practices to assist locals in delivering services to the English Language Learner (ELL) Population.
  • CalWORKs Policy Brief
    Building Career Pathways for CalWORKs Participants Using Best Practices and Model Partnerships. Read more about it here. Click on the link.


Current job openings with the California Workforce Development Board:

Administrative Support Team
State Funded Project Manager – AGPA

State Funded Project Coordinator – SSA

Field Implementation Team
Grant/Initiative Analyst – AGPA

Grant/Initiative Analyst – SSA

Prison to Employment Team
Corrections Partnership Policy Analyst

Research Analyst II

Research Analyst I

State Plan and Policy Development Team
Legislative Coordinator, Research and Policy Specialist


July 2018 

July 19 – August 8 2018

CWDB Convenes Climate & Jobs Meetings in Sacramento (July 19-August 8). Please click here for more information.

August 2018 

August 2, 2018  10:00am-12:00pm
State Workforce Executive Committee – Quarterly Meeting
Location: California Workforce Development Board
800 Capitol Mall, Suite 1022
Sacramento, CA 95814

August 16, 2018  10:00am-12:00pm
State Workforce Development Board – Quarterly Meeting
Location: Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall, Room #169
Sacramento, CA 95814



Established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 (Public Law 105-220), the Board assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development.

The California Workforce Development Board (State Board) is responsible for assisting the Governor in performing the duties and responsibilities required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

All members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and represent the many facets of workforce development – business, labor, public education, higher education, economic development, youth activities, employment and training, as well as the Legislature.

The Board meets on a regular basis and the public is encouraged to attend the meetings. Decisions are reached through a collaborative process.

The Board’s Strategic Plan directs its work in providing guidance to the statewide workforce investment system.


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