Upcoming Events

Here you’ll find the latest information and access to registration for upcoming Breaking Barriers activities, check back for more!:

Community of Practice Convening

AB1111 Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative Community of Practice:
Coordination and Collaboration to Address Inequities in Our Communities
Date: October 27 – 28, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm


The California Workforce Development Board in partnership with the California Workforce Association, are excited to announce the AB1111 Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative, virtual, Community of Practice!
Please join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 27 & 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily.

The Community of Practice theme is “Coordination and Collaboration to Address Inequities in Our Communities.” The convening will include two dedicated training sessions, panel discussions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and information on project resources. Our goal for the convening is that participants learn new strategies and improve upon existing ones to enhance their project’s efforts in alleviating issues of inequity and improve service delivery.

Attendance is required from every project on both days of the event. Grantees may register as many staff and partner representatives as they wish for the event. In addition to direct services staff, project managers and agencies’ senior leadership are highly encouraged to attend. Grantees should ensure that representatives from their WDB or CBO partners also register.

Below is a link to the draft agenda for the convening.  A final agenda, along with logistical information will be sent out soon to all registrants.

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Chang at kerry.chang@cwdb.ca.gov. We look forward to seeing you there!

Note: The Community of Practice will replace October’s regularly scheduled Peer Learning Community System Building session.

Link to Draft Agenda forthcoming

Monthly System Building Peer Learning Community (Final Tuesday of the month, 10 AM)

We are looking forward to meeting all of you at our September Breaking Barriers to Employment Peer Learning CommunityWe are excited to welcome Adam Fowler the Director of Research at Beacon Economics to present on Navigating an Uncertain Labor Market.  Mr. Fowler will discuss:

  1. California regions and sectors that have taken the hardest hit by COVID-19
  2. Where can accurate labor market information be found?
  3. What job-related training for entry-level individuals should providers consider over the next 18 months?
  4. What industries and entry- to mid-level jobs would providers concentrate on?
  5. Time for QA & small group discussion

Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM

All Guests Please Sign Up Here: Register for September PLC