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Regional Organizer Meeting Summary

Regional Organizer Meeting Summary

The California Regional Organizing Meeting was designed as a kickoff event for the State’s 14 Regional Organizers. The meeting began with Tim Rainey, Director of the California Workforce Development Board explaining the need for regional organizing. He explained that...

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CWA Bill Report – June, 2017

CWA Bill Report – June, 2017

• AB 1111 (CWA sponsored, Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia) - This bill would enact the Removing Barriers to Employment Act, which would require the California Workforce Development Board to work with the Employment Development Department to create a grant program to...

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AB 1111 Passes Assembly Appropriations

AB 1111 Passes Assembly Appropriations

This morning, AB 1111 was passed on an A roll call (unanimous support) by the Assembly Appropriations committee, and will go to the Assembly floor. CWA and our partners and members have now officially progressed further towards the goal of this bill than 2642 did last...

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News on White House Budget Proposal

News on White House Budget Proposal

Earlier this week, Donald Trump submitted his detailed budget proposal to Congress. Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ from March highlighted the President’s goal of adding nearly $55 billion to the Department of Defense budget at the expense of equal cuts to federal domestic...

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CWA and CalEd – An Article

CWA and CalEd – An Article

Economic Development and Workforce Development: A Necessary Partnership to Benefit the Economy Nick Loret de Mola, California Workforce Association In my role at the California Workforce Association, I have the privilege of traveling up and down the state, and across...

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The Importance of State Associations

The Importance of State Associations

"Only people involved in the local system understand what it means to be involved in local workforce development." That was a statement made to me by a longtime Local Workforce Board Director nearly four years ago, when I started in this industry. I came from the...

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WorkforceSuccessStories.com

WorkforceSuccessStories.com

In partnership with state associations across the country and the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council, CWA is proud to present WorkforceSuccessStories.com This site will serve as the hub for the structured communications campaign that the system...

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June Communications Campaign – Summer Youth

June Communications Campaign – Summer Youth

PRIMARY TARGET – Federal Lawmakers (to influence Appropriations and elevate the profile of the system), Local Electeds, State Electeds OTHER TARGETS – Business Owners, System Partners, General Public  MONTHLY CAMPAIGN DATE JUNE 12-16, 2017 – Job Seeker Success -...

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Statewide Disability Services Technical Assistance

Statewide Disability Services Technical Assistance

CWA, in conjunction with DOR, EDD, and CWDB is proud to bring you a series of training that will address specific strategies and topics to see heightened access to (and quality of) services for Individuals with Disabilities seeking to participate in Title I WIOA...

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WorkCon 2017 In Review

WorkCon 2017 In Review

With the launch of the newly titled WORKCON 2017 conference at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, CA partnerships and unified capacity was in the air for the three-day workforce conference. Conference attendees would all agree that we were truly at the Epicenter of...

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Federal Update 5-18-17

Federal Update 5-18-17

From the desk of Chris Andresen in Washington DC: The House Ed and Workforce Committee unanimously approved the Perkins-CTE Reauthorization unanimously yesterday. There were very few amendments; two were withdrawn and I have attached the substitute amendment that made...

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Level Funding in FY17 for Major Workforce System Programs

Level Funding in FY17 for Major Workforce System Programs

The final FY17 LHHS Appropriations Bill contains level funding from FY16 – FY17. Click here to see the exact numbers: FY17 LHHS Title I (1). The House number prevailed in the end. Apprenticeships also received a $5 million increase to $95 million. Title II at Dept. of...

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Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program

CWA has set a high bar in California for its efforts to build California’s Workforce System capacity to handle a new generation of job seekers with its challenges, and there is no indication of stopping anytime soon. The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, the...

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Partnerships to Unlock Social Mobility

Partnerships to Unlock Social Mobility

Partnerships that Unlock Social Mobility (Partnerships) seeks to bring Workforce Boards and Education entities together regionally to help achieve prosperity for all Californians through the acquisition of skills and access to successful careers, enhancing the...

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WorkCon 2017

WORKCON 2017 Epicenter May 10-12, 2017 Hyatt Regency Orange County Sponsored by the California Workforce Association WORKCON 2017 brings together workforce and economic development professionals, educators involved with career technical and adult education,...

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CWA Events

May 02

WORKCON2018

May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 12:00 pm
San Diego Hilton Resort (Mission Bay)
San Diego
United States

CWA Business

Tue 20

Legislative Committee Call

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 21

Opportunities Committee Call

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 21

Capacity Building Committee Call

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 22

Executive Committee Call

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 20

Legislative Committee Call

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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