K12 Strong Workforce Program - NEW!

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Upcoming Meetings/Calls

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 2nd Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Call. Noon-1PM, Click HERE to join webinar, Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll), Meeting ID: 650 560 9798, Agenda Forthcoming




Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 1st Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Call. Noon-1PM, Click HERE to join webinar, Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll), Meeting ID: 650 560 9798, AgendaCall Recording

Thurs., Nov. 15, 2018, Summary K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Workshops Call (for those unable to attend the workshop). Noon-1PM, Agenda

Wed. Oct. 31, Thurs. Nov. 1, Fri. Nov. 2 2018,  K-12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Workshops, 10:00AM-3:00PM 
Workshop Materials
Wed., July 18, 2018, K-12 SWP Strategy Session, 10:00AM to 3:00PM, ACOE, AgendaMeeting PowerPoint


Resources

Important Updates! (as of 11/15/18)
  • Google spreadsheet and MAP of all the (public) K-12 career education courses in the Bay Area; contact Mark Martin, DSN  
**Please continue to check the Chancellor’s Office K12 Strong Workforce Program webpage for updates and additional resources.**




BackgroundK-12 Strong Workforce Program

In the final days of the budget session this last year the Governor and the legislature created the K12 Strong Workforce Program, an addition to the two-year old $248M Community College Strong Workforce Program. The new program has three components:
  • Allocates $150M per year to a competitive grants program for which local educational agencies serving grades 7-12 are eligible to apply. Grants are to be used to create, support, and/or expand high-quality career technical education programs that are aligned with regional priorities and the workforce development efforts occurring through the Strong Workforce Program, and to increase the number of students transitioning from secondary to post secondary education and careers. The grants program is to be administered by the 7 regional consortia that are currently responsible for administering 40% of the Community College Strong Workforce Program funds.
  • Funds K-12 Workforce Pathway Coordinators, one per community college, and K-14 Regional Technical Assistance Providers 
  • Integrates K-12 LEAs into the planning process used by the Regional Consortia to produce and annually update a regional workforce development plan that guides the investments of Strong Workforce Program funds.