K12 Strong Workforce Program - NEW!

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Emails Previously Posted to K12 SWP Listserv

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, K12 SWP Steering Committee Onboarding & Training, 10:00AM-3:00PM, Foothill College Sunnyvale Center, Room 103, 1070 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089Campus MapParking Permit AgendaPresentation,


Previous Meetings

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Call, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, AgendaZoom LinkCall Recording

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, Bi-Weekly Bay Region K12 SWP Call-LMI ,Noon - 1:00PM, ADDED: Office Hours 1:00-3:00PM,  AgendaCall Recording

Wed, February 13, 2019,Bi-Weekly Bay Region K12 SWP Call-Make UpNoon-1:00PM, Zoom LinkCall AgendaCall Recording

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4th Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Call, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Agenda

Monday, February 4, 2019, K12 SWP Selection Committee Review Team, Noon-1PM

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, K12 SWP Leadership Team Call, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Agenda

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, K12 SWP Funding Bidders Conference, Noon - 1:00 PM, Recording, Webinar FAQ's, Selection Committee Member Application, DWM Website

Wed, Jan 9, 2019, 3rd Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Call, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 2nd Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning Call, Agenda/Notes

Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 1st Bi-Weekly K12 Strong Workforce Program Planning CallAgendaCall 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, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Workshop Materials
Wed., July 18, 2018, K-12 SWP Strategy Session, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, ACOE, AgendaMeeting PowerPoint
Bay Region - Important Updates! 

Release of K12 SWP Funding Application

The funding application has been released. All application materials are located at the link below. The deadline to apply is Mar 15, 2019.


Selection Committee

The decisions about which proposals will receive portions of the $29M+ allocated to our region will be made by a Selection Committee composed primarily of K-12 representatives as well as a few community college and industry representatives. We encourage you to consider serving on this important committee. The time commitment and other details are available at Bay Region K-12 SWP Selection Committee. If you are interested in being on the Selection Committee we encourage you to complete this Application to Serve on the K12 SWP Selection Committee. Sooner rather than later would be ideal. The deadline is Feb 1.

Selection Committee Review Team

Every region is required to form a Review Team to review applications from individuals applying to be on the Selection Committee, for purposes of forwarding nominations to the state by Feb 11. The Review Team will conference call Monday, 2/4 from noon to 1, review applications on-line between 2/4 and Thursday 2/7, and reach a decision on nominations on a call on Friday, 2/8 from noon to 1:30. Seven individuals have generously signed on to help (for which we are sincerely grateful). Others are invited to sign on by Wed, Jan 23. Simply follow and populate this Review Team Sign Up link. Important Note: one cannot be on both the Review Team and the Selection Committee.

Tools to Help You Connect

Several of our K12 partners have shared difficulty 1) determining who at each college to contact to explore partnering on a K12 SWP application and 2) finding community colleges to partner with on specific pathway improvements.

With regard to the first, we shared this Community College Contacts List on the call. As a result of lots of requests, we will build out the contacts list to include a tab for School Districts and individual High Schools to self-populate your contacts. We will also add community college industry sector experts (Deputy Sector Navigators), Workforce Development Board and Adult Ed Program contacts. Those updates will automatically appear as they become available when you access the link above.

With regard to helping you find partners with whom to collaborate on pathway improvements/funding applications, we shared this Regional Joint Venture platform that we hope is an easy way for you to put an idea forward to see if other partners (including but not limited to community colleges) are interested and/or see ideas others are proposing that you may want to sign on to. Please use the platform as you see fit and let us know how it could be working better for you.

Regional Plan

Look for an email in the next day or so soliciting your additional input into the development of the Regional Plan.

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, in 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.