Capital Regional Planning Unit

The Capital Regional Planning Unit (RPU) is comprised of four workforce development boards covering nine counties: Sacramento, Yolo, Golden Sierra (El Dorado, Placer and Alpine), and North Central Counties Consortium (Yuba, Sutter, Colusa and Glenn). The four workforce development areas have a long history of working together on joint projects and initiatives.

Capital Region Strategic Workforce Development Plan
The Capital Region’s Strategic Workforce Development Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) outlines strategies that assist youth and individuals with barriers gain access to employment opportunities, including career pathways within critical industry sectors identified within the greater RPU. The ultimate goal of these strategies is to support economic prosperity and income mobility. The goal will be completed through aligning regional plan objectives and developing partnerships in support of sector strategies that enhance WIOA outcomes and the State WIOA Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan goals, which include helping to produce a million middle-skill industry-recognized post-secondary credentials and doubling of apprenticeships.


Priority Industry Sectors

  • Health Services & Life Sciences
  • Agriculture & Food Production
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Clean Energy Technology
  • Education & Knowledge Creation


Graphics Source: Next Economy Cluster Research: Workforce Needs Assessment – Sacramento Capital Region, Centers of Excellence, August 2016

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Regional Plan Implementation RFA

On behalf of the Capital Region’s Workforce Boards, the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) is the fiscal agent for implementation funding. The funding will help implement the Capital Region’s Workforce Development Plan Priority Goals are summarized below:

  • Program Alignment – Alignment of partners (WIOA, Strong Workforce, Align Capital Region, Adult Education) to ensure alignment of resources and building on the strengths of the partners to build a regional workforce system.
  • Employer Engagement – Ensure business leadership in priority sector initiatives by focusing on employer engagement and leadership.
  • System Alignment – Identifying and implementing administrative efficiencies and system alignment. 

The following proposed actions or strategies were developed jointly by the Local Workforce Development Boards.   The Regional Organizer has been designated by the Local Board Directors to support them in strengthening partnerships and regional coalitions, engaging employers and implementing the region’s priority workforce goals:


Capital Region Indicators
Labor Market & Income Levels

  • Unemployment Rate (as of May 2016) : 1%
  • Number of Unemployed: 57,000
  • Population:4 million
  • Median Household Income Range: $40,100 – $73,800
  • Percentage of Population Below Poverty Line: 3%

Individuals With Barriers to Employment

  • Number of Veterans: 162,900
  • Number of those with a disability: 298,591
  • Households with Public Assistance or Food Stamps: 96,200
  • Speak English less than “Very Well:” 268,800
  • Single Parent Households: 160,232

Accelerator Regionally – A History
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Regional Planning Units Resources

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Golden Sierra Job Training Agency

North Central Counties Consortium

Yolo Works

Regional Organizers
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Regional Advisor Listing
List of Regional Advisors

California Community Colleges
Regional Sector Navigators
Community College Workforce Information Site

Adult Education Block Grants

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