CWA Priorities 2020-2021 (California Workforce Policy)

  • In a time of mass unemployment and small business despair, the workforce system’s network and local boards should be invested in at levels not seen since the Recovery Act. There is a ready infrastructure to provide relief, assistance and job creation where most needed.
  • Skills are the key to climbing out of poverty, now more than ever California should invest in short-term certifications, and streamlining access to training, including expanding virtual training options and access to broadband.
  • More than ever, investments should be targeted to communities where there is high unemployment, where access to high-road career pathways are limited, and towards communities that have been historically marginalized.