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CALIFORNIA CAREER PATHWAYS

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Each initiative has one or more elements that can support career pathways. Every element is characterized by its degree of intensity—low, moderate, or high, indicated by the amount of color shown.

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Adult Education Block Grant

Creates a regionally aligned adult education system serving individuals age 18 or older across seven core program areas.

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Adult Education Block Grant
Career Advancement Academies

Academy programs that help young adults develop foundational skills and remove academic and non-academic barriers to postsecondary education and employment.

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Career Advancement Academies
Ability to Benefit

Allows students who did not receive a high school diploma or equivalent, or who did not complete a secondary school education in a home-school setting, to be eligible for Title IV financial aid. 

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Ability to Benefit
Adults in Corrections Education Program

Reimburses county offices of education and school districts that provide educational programs to incarcerated adults at county jail facilities.

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Adults in Corrections Education Program
Annual Workforce Metrics Dashboard (AB2148)

Assists the Governor of California with the creation of an annual workforce metrics dashboard that measures the state’s human capital investments in workforce development.

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Annual Workforce Metrics Dashboard (AB2148)
Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program

Coordinates the efforts of school districts, California Community Colleges, and California State Universities to provide basic skills instruction in efficient and effective ways.

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Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program
Bridging the Gap

Establishes a framework for practitioners, policymakers and others to take action so that more students can make a more seamless transition from high school into postsecondary education and succeed in gaining postsecondary credentials. 

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Bridging the Gap
Cal Grant

Provides graduating high school seniors with funds for attending a college or technical school that do not need to be repaid.

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Cal Grant
CalFresh

Provides monthly food-related assistance to qualifying individuals, while collaborating with partners to identify education programs for CalFresh Employment & Training. 

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California Apprenticeship Initiative

Seeks to increase employer participation in apprenticeships and create new apprenticeship training programs through competitive grants.

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California Apprenticeship Initiative
California Apprenticeship Initiative

Seeks to increase employer participation in apprenticeships and create new apprenticeship training programs through competitive grants.

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California Apprenticeship Initiative
California Career Pathways Trust Grants

California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grants build partnerships between employers, K-12 schools, and community colleges to better equip students with 21st century skills and improve transitions into postsecondary education, training, and employment.

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California Career Pathways Trust Grants
California College Pathways

Provides resources and leadership to campuses and community organizations to help foster youth succeed at community colleges and four-year universities

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California College Pathways
California College Promise Innovation Grant Program (AB1741)

Supports community colleges through grants for establishing or expanding regional programs to address college preparedness, attendance, and graduation. 

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California College Promise Innovation Grant Program (AB1741)
California Dream Act

Allows undocumented and nonresident documented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid and institutional scholarships.

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California Dream Act
California Dream Loan Program

Allows AB540-eligible students to borrow state loans that help cover the cost of attending a University of California or California State University.

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California Dream Loan Program
California Guided Pathways

Supports institutional redesign to achieve student success from point of entry to credential attainment.

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California Guided Pathways
California Long-Term Care Education Center Training & Trust Fund

Provides educational opportunities to long-term care workers.

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California Long-Term Care Education Center Training & Trust Fund
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)

Provides eligible families with cash aid and services, including programs through California Community Colleges that offer education, training, personalized supports, and job opportunities.

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California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
CaPROMISE

Provides a coordinated set of services and supports designed to increase the economic self-sufficiency of Supplemental Security Income recipients ages 14 to 16 and their families. 

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CaPROMISE
Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Program

The Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Program (CTEIG) encourages and maintains the delivery of career technical education programs to provide K-12 students with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education.

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Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Program
Career Partnership Academies

Prepares high school students for college and career through programs that integrate academic and career technical education, employer partnerships, mentoring, and internships.

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Career Partnership Academies
Career Technical Education: Linked Learning Pilot Program (AB790)

Scales Linked Learning programs statewide, creating cohorts within new and existing high school programs. Courses lead to mastery of standards, high school graduation, and transition to postsecondary education and employment.

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Career Technical Education: Linked Learning Pilot Program (AB790)
Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

Provides federal- and state-funded grants that help current or former California foster youth pay for college or career technical training. 

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Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
College and Career Access Pathways (AB288)

Allows high school students to dual enroll in up to 15 community college units per term, in an academic program that meets the criteria for both a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts or other credential.

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College and Career Access Pathways (AB288)
Community Colleges Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program

Helps community colleges boost student success and outcomes in basic skills acquisition by adopting or expanding evidence-based practices such as academic assessment and placement, remediation, and student supports. 

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Community Colleges Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program
Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program

Provides community colleges with additional funding for programs that strengthen district capacity to support higher education success, health, and well-being of current and former foster youth.

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Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program
Disabled Student Programs and Services

Provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers.

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Disabled Student Programs and Services
Division of Apprenticeship Standards

Creates opportunities for California residents to gain lifelong employment skills and provides employers with a highly skilled and experienced workforce while strengthening the state’s economy.

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Division of Apprenticeship Standards
Doing What Matters Sector Navigator Grants (SB1402)

Doing What Matters (DWM) Sector Navigator Grants are made in key sectors to help supply in-demand skills for employers, create relevant career pathways, promote student success, and get Californians into open jobs.

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Doing What Matters Sector Navigator Grants (SB1402)
Employment Training Panel

Provides California businesses with financial assistance to support customized incumbent and new-hire worker training.

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Employment Training Panel
English Language Learners and Immigrant Workforce Navigator Pilot Program

Develop and implement a Workforce Navigator Pilot Program targeting English Language Learners and Immigrant workers. 

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English Language Learners and Immigrant Workforce Navigator Pilot Program
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education

Provides academic and financial support to community college students with educational and socioeconomic barriers to college success, and helps single parents complete High School Equivalency programs or pursue job-relevant curriculum.

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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
Foster Youth Success Initiative

Creates a statewide outreach and retention effort to better serve current and former youth from foster care attending California Community Colleges.

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Foster Youth Success Initiative
Fresh Success

Helps local colleges develop and implement CalFresh Employment & Training programs in partnership with their counties, so federal aid recipients can gain skills and jobs. 

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Fresh Success
Governor’s Career Technical Education Pathways Program (SB1070)

Funding to increase middle and high school students’ readiness and success for postsecondary education and careers in high-demand sectors through career technical education pathways.

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Governor’s Career Technical Education Pathways Program (SB1070)
Innovative Internship Program (AB108)

Incents partnership between community colleges and Registered Apprenticeship providers to develop and implement innovative training demonstration projects for high-growth industries within emerging and transitioning occupations.

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Innovative Internship Program (AB108)
Linked Learning Alliance

A coalition of education, industry, and community organizations that builds a collective voice and coordinates efforts to expand access to Linked Learning pathways.

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Linked Learning Alliance
Linked Learning Certification

Certifies Career Pathway Initiatives that encourage collaboration, tracking data, and reflection. 

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Linked Learning Certification
Linked Learning LaunchPath

Connects high school and community college students to jobs and internships and educators to employers.  Also offers digital badges for employability skills to participating students.

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Linked Learning LaunchPath
Linked Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence

Takes Linked Learning to a regional level by aligning the work of secondary and postsecondary institutions in partnership with employers and community organizations.

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Linked Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence
Local Control and Accountability Plan

This plan is required for a program to transition to Local Control Funding, and describes how a Local Education Agency will meet annual state and local goals for students.

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Local Control and Accountability Plan
Office of Correctional Education Programs

Provides incarcerated adults at state prisons with education and career training to help increase public safety and reduce recidivism.

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Office of Correctional Education Programs
Office of Offender Services Workforce Programs

Ongoing general fund to support rehabilitative programs that prepare incarcerated adults for release.

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Office of Offender Services Workforce Programs
Project SlingShot: Accelerating Income Mobility through Regional Collaboration

Seeds collaborative efforts led by stakeholders in employment and industry; government; workforce and economic development; and education to identify state employment and education challenges and meet them with regional solutions.

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Project SlingShot: Accelerating Income Mobility through Regional Collaboration
Public Postsecondary Education: The California Promise (SB412)

Creates a guided pathway program in California State Universities that incents students to enroll full-time and stay on track to graduate in four years through access to appropriate courses and enhanced advising.

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Public Postsecondary Education: The California Promise (SB412)
Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

Expands career technical education program access to students and adults, with emphasis on strengthening marketable skills.

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Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
Related and Supplemental Instruction Apprenticeships

Provides on-the-job apprenticeship training for individuals age 16 or older.

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Related and Supplemental Instruction Apprenticeships
State Workforce and Education Alignment Project/Career Technical Education LaunchBoard System

Bridges data and evidence within career pathways program operations to help guide resource allocation, promote best practices, support real-time program assessment, and share data to better serve participants.

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State Workforce and Education Alignment Project/Career Technical Education LaunchBoard System
Strong Workforce Program

Expands the availability of quality career technical education workforce development courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees that support individuals’ social and economic mobility and state economic competitiveness.

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Strong Workforce Program
Student Equity Plan

Requires a community college to identify and record its approaches that help ensure disproportionately impacted populations have equal opportunity for postsecondary and economic success.

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Student Equity Plan
Student Success and Support Program

Enhances student access to California Community Colleges and promotes services that lead to quality matriculation, while helping students make informed decisions about educational goals.

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Student Success and Support Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Training Pilot (SNAP E&T)—Fresno

Helps SNAP recipients in Fresno County, California, build skills to keep gainful employment.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Training Pilot (SNAP E&T)—Fresno
Technical Assistance Provider for Career Pathways Design Grant

Funds a two-person team of Technical Assistance Providers in support of career pathways design. Providers help expand and improve career pathways from middle schools and high schools to community college programs while supporting student success.

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Technical Assistance Provider for Career Pathways Design Grant
The California Endowment: 21st Century Pathways to Health Careers

Build and diversify California’s health care workforce. 

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The California Endowment: 21st Century Pathways to Health Careers
Veterans Services

Supports community colleges in providing returning veterans with academic and career training, as well as assistance with the transition to life after military service and combat deployment.

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Veterans Services
Workforce Accelerator Fund

Support local efforts to design, develop, and implement projects that accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for California job seekers. 

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Workforce Accelerator Fund
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I: Adult

Aligns support for adult populations identified as having barriers to employment—those with low income, limited skills, a lack of work experience, or other limitations to achieving economic success.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I: Adult
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I: Dislocated Worker

Aligns support for those who have been laid off or received notification of termination, are self-employed but unemployed due to economic conditions, are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and unemployed due to relocation, or are displaced homeowners.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I: Dislocated Worker
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I: Youth

Aligns support for youth populations identified as basic skills deficient in respect to academic comprehension and problem solving, as well as those living in high-poverty areas, English language learners, and those who have a disability.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I: Youth
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Helps ensure state and local providers offer adult education and skills development to accelerate achievement of diplomas and credentials, so adults become partners in their children’s education and improve their family’s economic futures.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title III: Wagner-Peyser Employment Services

Directs the state’s grant recipient agency (Employment Security Department) to provide all job seekers with access to employment services, including job search preparation and placement assistance.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title III: Wagner-Peyser Employment Services
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title IV: Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Authorizes programs to help individuals with disabilities acquire the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, including vocational rehabilitation training services.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title IV: Vocational Rehabilitation Services