The California Workforce Association is a non-profit member association, which represents all 45 of the Workforce Development Boards in the State of California, as well as over 70 other affiliate members from labor, education, industry, Chambers of Commerce, government and community-based organizations.
Local Workforce System Background
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.