Workforce Partnerships

The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) strengthens its alignment in workforce development and training programs through the development of interagency partnerships and regionally organized Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) to support fundamental strategies in building career pathways and a resilient workforce.  The goals for establishing collaborative workforce partnerships with agencies at the state, regional, and local levels include improving, aligning, and expanding the State’s public workforce development system in support of the CWDB strategic goals and priorities. 

The CWDB Statewide Partnerships Team was established to develop and implement workforce policies and strategies which focus on equitable access to quality jobs for California’s underserved populations.  As such, the CWDB Statewide Partnerships Team coordinates with state and local agencies to identify and reduce barriers to employment for California’s workforce.  Interagency partnerships mobilize existing resources and expertise within respective agencies to advance collaboration efforts and service delivery efficiency and alignment.  The interagency partnerships address multi-faceted challenges and streamline the workforce development system to increase coordination and collaboration of policy development and implementation between state agencies.  The interagency partnerships bridge connections for respective regional and local agencies to initiate conversations, coordinate service provisions and delivery, and leverage available resources to its fullest potential. 

State Partners

WIOA Core Program Partners

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in 2014 to improve the public workforce system and help job seekers, including those with significant barriers to employment, access education, employment, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to complete in the global economy.  The core programs authorized by WIOA include: