In May 2015, National Skills Coalition announced that California has been participating in NSC's State Workforce and Education Alignment Project since May 2015. The state is using SWEAP to implement new data tools for state policy. California, Mississippi, Ohio, and Rhode Island will receive technical assistance and $180,000 for tool implementation.
SWEAP and California are working together to utilize system-wide information to better align workforce education and training programs with each other, with employer skill needs, and with the learning and support needs of individual workers. The data tools will help elected state officials create policies that close skill gaps and create more equitable, efficient, and aligned state workforce development and education systems.
- California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Workforce and Economic Development Division
- California Workforce Investment Board
- Employment Development Department
- State Board of Education
Policy Goals and Objectives
- Enable one million more Californians to receive middle-skill associate’s degrees or industry-valued credentials over the next 10 years
- Guide resource allocations that target high demand middle-skill occupations and advance effective pathways for low-skilled individuals
- Support the assessment of innovative strategies and enable agencies to incentivize effective programs
- Expand cross-agency partnerships and alignment to achieve greater efficiency and equity across workforce training and education programs
- SWEAP Press Release - Four States Receive Resources to Better Align Education and Training Programs; Improve Employment Outcomes
- Campus Technology - Four States To Gain Data-Driven Workforce-Education Alignment Help