California’s Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan 2016-2020

The State Plan

Consistent with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the State Board has developed a Unified State Plan to guide the workforce system.

The State Plan, “Skills Attainment for Upward Mobility; Aligned Services for Shared Prosperity”, provides the policy framework and direction for day-to-day operations of WIOA-funded programs, while also laying out a vision for collaboration with non-WIOA programs that provide relevant programs and services.

The State Plan has three overarching policy objectives. These objectives affect both state-level policy and administrative practices across programs, as well as local policy and service delivery:

  • Fostering “demand-driven skills attainment”
  • Enabling upward mobility for all Californians
  • Aligning, coordinating, and integrating programs and services

Across California, regional partnerships have developed to address the state’s workforce challenges. The role of state agency and state department plan partners under the State Plan is to help develop regional leadership and local and regional program alignment and scale by means of coordinated policy direction, program oversight, program support, and technical assistance for and to local and regional service providers covered by the plan. State Plan, state agency and departmental partners are shown in the sidebar to the right. View the full plan now.

For a brief overview of the plan, view the State Plan Executive Summary.

State Plan Partners

Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)
California Workforce Development Board (CWDB)
California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)
California Department of Education (CDE)
California Board of Education
Employment Development Department (EDD)
Employment Training Panel (ETP)
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
Health and Human Services Agency (HHS)
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

California Workforce Development Board

800 Capitol Mall, Suite 1022
Sacramento CA 95814
T: 916-657-1440
F: 916-657-1377