The WIOA Implementation Workgroup requested staff-driven “Learning Communities” that have been tasked to discuss program and policy alignment detail for the purposes of WIOA strategic planning for a Combined State Plan. Below are the three identified workgroups that will continue to meet on a regular basis as well as act in an ad hoc capacity for narrow subject-matter discussions. Included beneath the description of each workgroup are links to meeting materials used to facilitate discussion and meet expected goals of each meeting.
Mapping the Field Workgroup
This workgroup will meet to facilitate information exchange about the programs we operate so we can begin to identify areas of potential partnership. The workgroup will begin by discussing the requested information prepared by each agency, partner, and/or department.
Data Sharing, Performance Systems and Common Measures Workgroup
This workgroup will share information about existing data systems, performance measures, and will identify possibilities, requirements, and will conduct both needs and capacity assessments for implementing WIOA common performance metrics for core programs and will also act as an advisory body to facilitate and implement possible data-sharing and data-matching requirements for cross-system measurement of education and workforce outcomes.
State, Regional and Local Service Coordination Workgroup
This group will meet to gather information and exchange ideas about service coordination and effectively implement WIOA in the state, regional, and local areas. Here, partners and potential partners will develop a roadmap using shared language, common knowledge, and shared goals to build the strategy and rationale for the state plan, and finally for WIOA implementation as a collaborative effort.
- CA Community Colleges Econ & Workforce Development
- California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
- Employment Development Department
- California Department of Industrial Relations
- California Department of Education
- State Personnel Board
- EDD/Labor Market Information Division
- EDD Policy & Guidance
- California Employment Training Panel
- Workforce Investment Works
- California Department of Rehabilitation