The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

Business-Led Local Workforce Development Boards are designated as the brokers and convenors of stakeholders in the system to develop sector-based pipelines, thereby meeting the vital needs of businesses in the local community in coordination with education, labor, and community organizations. Local Boards’ engagement with business ensures that after a job seeker gets services through the system, there is a job and career waiting.

The text of the law can be found here.

CWA’s side-by-side comparison between WIOA and WIA can be found here.

CWDB State Workforce Development Plan


  • Between 2017 and 2027, the state will produce a million middle-skill industry-valued and recognized postsecondary credentials
  • The state will double the number of people enrolled in apprenticeship programs


  • Sector Strategies
  • Career Pathways
  • Regional Partnerships
  • Earn and Learn Models
  • Supportive Services
  • Creating Cross-System Data Capacity
  • Integrated Service Delivery

To read the full document, please click here.

To read CWA’s public comments on the plan, please click here.

WIOA Final Rules

To access the Final Rules for WIOA, please find them on our Federal Legislation page by clicking here.

Federal and State Guidance and Directives

The State of California and the Department of Labor regularly offer directives and guidance to provide the workforce development system with tools, practices, and regulations that shape the work of the system.

Please click here to see the latest DOL TENs and TEGLs.

Click here to see the latest directives from the state.

CWA Events

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Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – NoRTEC

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Capacity Building Committee Call

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Legislative Committee Call

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Opportunities Committee Call

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Executive Committee Call

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Legislative Committee Call

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