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.
Academy programs that help young adults develop foundational skills and remove academic and non-academic barriers to postsecondary education and employment.
Waives fees for one academic year for first-time students who complete and submit either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application and enroll in 12+ semester units at a California Community College.
This initiative requires that a community college district or college maximize a student’s chance to enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a year of enrollment.
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.
Creates a regionally aligned adult education system serving individuals age 18 or older across seven core program areas.
Reimburses county offices of education and school districts that provide educational programs to incarcerated adults at county jail facilities.
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.
Coordinates the efforts of school districts, California Community Colleges, and California State Universities to provide basic skills instruction in efficient and effective ways.
Strengthen existing education, training, and workforce development services for individuals with barriers to employment
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.
Provides graduating high school seniors with funds for attending a college or technical school that do not need to be repaid.
Establishes a new performance measurement system for CalWorks, California’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
Provides monthly food-related assistance to qualifying individuals, while collaborating with partners to identify education programs for CalFresh Employment & Training.
Seeks to increase employer participation in apprenticeships and create new apprenticeship training programs through competitive 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.
Provides resources and leadership to campuses and community organizations to help foster youth succeed at community colleges and four-year universities
The California College Promise Grant, formerly known as the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver program waives all per-unit enrollment fees for qualified students enrolled at California community college campuses.
Establishes a five year grant program (2017 – 2021) to establish regional College Promise Programs.
Allows undocumented and nonresident documented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid and institutional scholarships.
Allows AB540-eligible students to borrow state loans that help cover the cost of attending a University of California or California State University.
The California Education Learning Lab is established within the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
Supports institutional redesign to achieve student success from point of entry to credential attainment.
Provides educational opportunities to long-term care workers.
The California Online Community College will be a district and community college within the California Community Colleges system focused on creating accessible, flexible, high-quality online content, courses, and programs to meet the needs of Californians not currently accessing higher education.
Provides eligible families with cash aid and services, including programs through California Community Colleges that offer education, training, personalized supports, and job opportunities.
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.
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.
Prepares high school students for college and career through programs that integrate academic and career technical education, employer partnerships, mentoring, and internships.
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.
Provides federal- and state-funded grants that help current or former California foster youth pay for college or career technical training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides California businesses with financial assistance to support customized incumbent and new-hire worker training.
Develop and implement a Workforce Navigator Pilot Program targeting English Language Learners and Immigrant workers.
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.
Creates a statewide outreach and retention effort to better serve current and former youth from foster care attending California Community Colleges.
Helps local colleges develop and implement CalFresh Employment & Training programs in partnership with their counties, so federal aid recipients can gain skills and jobs.
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.
Workforce Development initiative that supports skill-focused, industry-based training partnerships that advance equity by linking workforce innovation to regional challenges of job quality, economic mobility, and climate change.
The Higher Education Innovation Awards are to support innovations that reduce and eliminate regional achievement gaps and achievements gaps for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
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.
K12 Strong Workforce Program is a K-14 state education, economic, and workforce development initiative for the purpose of expanding the availability of high-quality, industry-valued career technical education and workforce development courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees.
A coalition of education, industry, and community organizations that builds a collective voice and coordinates efforts to expand access to Linked Learning pathways.
Certifies Career Pathway Initiatives that encourage collaboration, tracking data, and reflection.
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.
Takes Linked Learning to a regional level by aligning the work of secondary and postsecondary institutions in partnership with employers and community organizations.
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.
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.
Provides incarcerated adults at state prisons with education and career training to help increase public safety and reduce recidivism.
Ongoing general fund to support rehabilitative programs that prepare incarcerated adults for release.
Open Educational Resources supports community colleges or districts in the development and expansion of open educational resources for the California Community Colleges
The Prison to Employment Initiative will build regional partnerships to build and/or scale-up existing programs that service reentry populations
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.
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.
Expands career technical education program access to students and adults, with emphasis on strengthening marketable skills.
Provides on-the-job apprenticeship training for individuals age 16 or older.
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.
Develops the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students in career and technical education programs and programs of study.
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.
2017-18 allocations: $248M distributed based on statutory factors (CTE full-time equivalent students 1/3; unemployed adults 1/3; job openings 1/6; final 1/6th held until Jan 2018 for calculating the positive incentive.)
The Student Equity & Achievement Act provides resources to community college districts for activities to ensure equal educational opportunities and promote student success for all students.
Requires a community college to identify and record its approaches that help ensure disproportionately impacted populations have equal opportunity for postsecondary and economic success.
Enhances student access to California Community Colleges and promotes services that lead to quality matriculation, while helping students make informed decisions about educational goals.
Consolidation of existing Community College Completion Grant programs to establish the Student Success Completion Grant
Revision of student apportionment formula for California’s Community Colleges
Helps SNAP recipients in Fresno County, California, build skills to keep gainful employment.
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.
Build and diversify California’s health care workforce.
Adds enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) Certification Preparation courses to the existing eligibility requirements to qualify for child care assistance.
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.
The California Workforce Development Board (State Board) is responsible for assisting the Governor in performing the duties and responsibilities required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. These organizing efforts focus on implementing the state plan and building the capacity of stakeholders to work regionally.
Support local efforts to design, develop, and implement projects that accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for California job seekers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorizes programs to help individuals with disabilities acquire the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, including vocational rehabilitation training services.