The Workforce Development Boards are the broker and convener of the workforce system on a local level in the state of California. They are business-led, governed and supported by local elected officials. They were established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and have seen their role increase through the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, which got through both houses of Congress with near-unanimous, bi-partisan support.

The Boards are charged with bringing together industry, education, labor, community, government, and other stakeholders in workforce to develop demand-driven strategies connected to regional economies and labor markets.

Over 60,000 people were employed or earned degrees or credentials through the one-stop system that is overseen by the Boards in the last year of tracking.


Workforce Development
Apprenticeship Program Wins
Major Award

The first apprenticeship program offered at Sacramento State, where participants earn a professional certificate, a promotion and a pay raise, has won a prestigious award and a congratulatory message from Sacramento’s mayor.

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