The Strong Workforce Program strives for More and Better Career Technical Education in California
The Strong Workforce Program is a recurring annual investment focused on increasing social mobility and empowering local economies with skilled workers. Passed by the California Legislature in 2016, the program provides annual recurring funds for community colleges with the goal of training one million more skilled workers for the state’s economy.
In 2018, the California Legislature added to the efforts of the SWP initiative by introducing the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP). The K12 SWP is focused on creating, improving, and expanding K12 CTE programs and pathways. In addition, it supports the bridging of K12 CTE programs with their counterparts at the California Community Colleges.
The Strong Workforce Program strives for “more and better” CTE. “More” in this case means increasing the number of students enrolled in community college programs that lead to high-demand and living-wage jobs. “Better” relates to improving CTE programs as evidenced by more students completing career education programs, becoming employed and/or increased earnings for graduates.
More information about the Strong Workforce Program (SWP) is available by clicking HERE.
More information about the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) is available by clicking HERE.