July 2018

Community Colleges

Major Workforce Education and Training Programs

Program Description
Administered by the California Community Colleges (CCC):
Apportionments for workforce education and training Funds credit and noncredit courses in basic skills, ESL, and short-term CTE. Allocated to community college districts by formula.
California STEM Pathways Program Funds competitive grants for schools and community colleges partnering with industry to develop STEM-related training programs spanning grades 9-14.
CCC Strong Workforce Program Supports improvements in the availability and quality of CTE and workforce programs leading to certificates, degrees, and other credentials. Some funding is allocated to seven regional consortia, while the rest is allocated directly to community college districts. Includes one-time funding to expand enrollment in certified nurse assistant programs.
Economic and Workforce Development Program Supports community colleges in identifying regional workforce needs and offering associated training programs in collaboration with industry partners.
Nursing program support Supports increases in the number of nursing program graduates at community colleges.
Student Services for CalWORKs Recipients Supports child care, work study, and job placement services to students receiving CalWORKs assistance. Partly supported by federal TANF funds.
Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE):
Adults in Correctional Facilities (Jail Ed) Supports educational programs for inmates at county jails. Programs provided by county offices of education and school districts.
Agriculture Incentive Grants Supports nonsalary agricultural education costs, including equipment purchases and student field trips.
California Partnership Academies Supports small learning communities that integrate a career theme with academic education in grades 10-12.
CTE Incentive Grants Funds competitive grants for high school CTE.
LCFF add-on for workforce education and training Supports the cost of offering CTE instruction through a 2.6 percent add-on to the LCFF base rate for high school students.
Project Workability Supports pre-employment training and subsidized job placements for high school students in special education.
Specialized Secondary Programs Funds competitive grants for school districts to pilot programs that prepare students for college and careers in specialized fields. Also supports two high schools specializing in math, science, and the arts.
Student Services for CalWORKs Recipients Funds adult education providers and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs to operate education and training programs that lead to employment for students receiving CalWORKs assistance. Partly supported by federal TANF funds.
Administered jointly by CCC and CDE:
Adult Education and Family Literacy Program (WIOA Title II) Supports K-12 adult schools, community colleges, and other adult education providers, each of which receives allocations based on student learning gains and other outcomes. Federally funded.
Adult Education Program Supports programs in basic skills, ESL and civics, CTE, and other areas of instruction. Funding is allocated to regional consortia of K-12 adult schools, community colleges, and other providers.
Apprenticeships Supports the classroom instruction component of apprenticeships, which provide paid on-the-job training to workers in various trades.
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Supports curriculum and professional development, equipment purchases, and other CTE expenses at schools, community colleges, and correctional facilities. Federally funded.
CTE Pathways Program Supports improved linkages among CTE programs at schools, community colleges, universities, and local businesses.
High School Strong Workforce Program Supports high school CTE. Funding is allocated by formula to eight regional consortia that, in turn, allocate funding among high schools in the region on a competitive basis.
Administered by the California Department of Social Services:
CalFresh Employment and Training Program Supports employment and training programs for recipients of CalFresh, which provides food assistance to low-income individuals and families. Funded by federal SNAP program.
CalWORKs employment and training services Funds job search assistance, mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and training referrals, and other services for very low-income families with children on CalWORKs. Partly supported by federal TANF funds.
Administered by the California Employment Development Department:
Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker Services (WIOA Title I) Supports America's Job Centers of California (which provide employment services to adults, youth, and dislocated workers) and education programs for disengaged youth. Also supports SlingShot and the Regional Workforce Accelerator Program, two state discretionary programs that provide competitive grants to regional workforce partners. Federally funded.
Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative Supports workforce training services for out-of-school youth, the long-term unemployed, English learners, CalWORKs participants, seasonal farmworkers, persons with disabilities, and other individuals with barriers to employment.
Employment Training Panel Supports training programs for workers facing out-of-state competition, recipients of unemployment benefits, and employers that meet other specified criteria. Funded by reimbursements from state Employment Training Tax.
Jobs for Veterans State Grant Supports skills assessments, career planning, work-readiness training, and other services for veterans at America’s Job Centers of California. Federally funded.
Prison-to-Employment Initiative Supports local workforce boards in providing employment training opportunities and supportive services for ex-offenders. Also funds regional partnerships to provide customized job placement services.
Road Repair and Accountability Act pre-apprenticeships Supports pre-apprenticeship training programs that focus on delivering certain projects funded by the Road Repair and Accountability Act.
Wagner-Peyser Employment Services (WIOA Title III) Supports services that connect job seekers with available positions in the labor market through CalJOBS, an open online database. Federally funded.
Administered by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation:
Office of Correctional Education programs Supports basic skills, CTE, and high school diploma and equivalency programs to incarcerated adults at adult state prisons.
Office of Offender Services workforce programs Supports various programs that prepare offenders for release and provide employment preparation, transitional employment, and job placement assistance upon reentry.
Administered by the California Department of Rehabilitation:
Vocational Rehabilitation (WIOA Title IV) Supports employment, education, and job placement assistance for adults and youth with disabilities. Federally funded.
Administered by the California Conservation Corps:
Core Training Program Supports education and training services (including high school diploma and equivalency, technical skills, career guidance, and job search assistance) for California Conservation Corps members. Partly supported by special funds.
Administered by the California Prison Industry Authority:
Offender development programs Supports inmate CTE and employability programs. Partly funded through the sale of inmate-produced goods.
ESL = English as a second language. CTE = career technical education. STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. TANF = Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. LCFF = Local Control Funding Formula. WIOA = Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. SNAP = Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.