English Language Learners Navigator Initiative


Serving English Language Learners in the Workforce System

With more than a third of California’s workforce being foreign born, and often struggling with English language proficiency and educational attainment we recognize that there are unique strategies to serve this population. One response is the launch of the ELL Navigator Pilot Program to learn more about the RFA Process, Awardees and other information, please visit the ELL Navigator RFA Process & Awardees Page. 

For up to date information about the ELL Navigator, visit the ALLIES Technical Assistance Website at: https://www.allies4innovation.org/our-work/ell-workforce-navigator/

In an effort to better serve the ELL and immigrant workforce population, we will be using this page to share Resources on best practices and model partnerships, provide copies of materials from training webinars and more. Please check back frequently.


Making Sure WIOA Works for Populations with barriers to Employment: California’s Obligations and Opportunities in Serving Immigrant and Refugee Jobseekers


Pathway to Services


How to serve Farm-workers in Workforce

Playback: https://calworkforce.webex.com/calworkforce/lsr.php?RCID=d2020b46ba393918b9e47314c2894505


How to serve Immigrants, Refugees and English Language Learners in Workforce

Playback: https://calworkforce.webex.com/calworkforce/lsr.php?RCID=edd9e2b31598bd1cfbd356fdcd00f688



Policy Brief: Serving English Language Learner (Ell) Populations Using Best Practices And Model Partnerships

How To Serve ELLs Bibliography

(WSD18-03) “Pathways to Services, Referral, and Enrollment.

July 2016 ELL Convening in Sacramento and Subsequent Webinar Training for CBOs Regarding the WIOA Planning Process

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