High Road Training Partnerships

The High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP) initiative started as a $10M demonstration project designed to model partnership strategies for the state. Ranging from transportation to health care to hospitality, the HRTP model embodies the sector approach championed by the Board — industry partnerships that deliver equity, sustainability, and job quality. Along with these program investments, the Board is producing a body of policy and principle to guide related undertakings across the workforce system. Indeed, the initiative was designed as a campaign — to advance a field of practice that simultaneously addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional skills strategies designed to support economically and environmentally resilient communities across the state. The industry-based, worker-focused training partnerships build skills for California’s “high road” employers — firms that compete based on quality of product and service achieved through innovation and investment in human capital, and can thus generate family-supporting jobs where workers have agency and voice.

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HRTP Projects

Previously funded High Road Projects

Award Announcements

Spring 2023 Award Announcement:
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) are pleased to announce the following projects have been awarded for the Resilient Workforce Program. The High Road Training Partnership (HRTP): Resilient Workforce Program advances a field of practice that addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional workforce strategies.

See the full RWP Spring 2023 Announcement here

Winter 2023 Award Announcement:
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) are pleased to announce the following projects have been awarded for the Resilient Workforce Program. The High Road Training Partnership (HRTP): Resilient Workforce Program advances a field of practice that addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional workforce strategies.

See the full RWP Winter 2023 Announcement here

Fall 2022 Award Announcement:
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) are pleased to announce the awards for the Fall 2022 application cycle for the Resilient Workforce Fund (RWF). The HRTP: Resilient Workforce Fund advances a field of practice that addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional workforce strategies.

See the full RWF Announcement here

Spring/Summer 2022 Award Announcement:
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) are pleased to announce awards for the Resilient Workforce Fund (RWF). The HRTP: Resilient Workforce Fund advances a field of practice that addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional workforce strategies.

See the full RWF Announcement here

3/7/2022 Award Announcement:
The California Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce awards for the High Road Training Partnership (HRTP) WIOA 3.0 grant program, funded by WIOA 15% Discretionary funds. The HRTP WIOA 3.0 grant program will supplement current HRTPs to build on strategies through industry-specific innovation leading to improvements in equity, job quality, and environmental sustainability.

See the full announcement here.