K12 Strong Workforce Program

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Bay Region SWP Contacts List - includes School Districts and individual High Schools, community college industry sector experts, Workforce Development Board and Adult Ed Program contacts. Designed to self-populate & updates will automatically appear as they become available

BackgroundK-12 Strong Workforce Program

The K-12 Strong Workforce 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 administered by the 7 regional consortia that are also responsible for administering 40% of the $248M Community College Strong Workforce Program fund.
  • Funds K-12 Workforce Pathway Coordinators, one per community college district, to be hosted at LEAs, and one K-14 Regional Technical Assistance Provider to be hosted at a college 
  • 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.