Strong Workforce Program
At California Community Colleges
What is Strong Workforce?
Strong Workforce Program: More and Better Career Technical Education to Increase Social Mobility and Fuel Regional Economies with Skilled Workers
To develop more workforce opportunity and lift low-wage workers into living-wage jobs, California took a bold step in 2016 to create one million more middle-skill workers. At the recommendation of the California Community College Board of Governors, the Governor and Legislature approved the Strong Workforce Program, adding a new annual recurring investment of $248 million to spur career technical education (CTE) in the nation’s largest workforce development system of 113 colleges.
Grouped into seven areas targeting student success, career pathways, workforce data and outcomes, curriculum, CTE faculty, regional coordination and funding, this leading-edge state economic development program is driven by “more and better” CTE. The “more” is increasing the number of students enrolled in programs leading to high-demand, high-wage jobs. The “better” is improving program quality, as evidenced by more students completing or transferring programs, getting employed or improving their earnings.
Strong Workforce Program Chancellor’s Office Memo’s
- 20-21 Strong Workforce Program Allocation Base Funding 8-4-20
- Updates to 20-21 Strong Workforce Program 8-4-20
- Strong Workforce Program 19-20 Incentive Funding Allocation 3-6-2020
- Strong Workforce Program 2019-20 Base Funding Allocation Revision Memo 3-3-2020
- 2019-20 SWP Base Funding Memo 8-2-19
- FY 2017-18 and 2018-19 Revised SWP Incentive Funding Allocations, issued 6/14/2019
- 2018-19 SWP ($248 million) Regional & Local Share Base & Incentive Funding Allocations 9-12-18
- 2017-18 Initial Incentive Funding Allocation 1-31-18
- 2017-18 SWP District and Regional Allocation 7-26-17
- 2016-17 Strong Workforce Program College & Region Allocation 8-5-16
SCCRC Regional Governance Structure
The governance structure and decision-making authority was recommended by the SCCRC Governance working group formed at the Regional Conversation 2.0 in March 2016 and approved by the CIOs and then the CEOs in the region in August 2016.
SCCRC Strong Workforce Program Plan
SCCRC’s SWP 3-year plan identifies the opportunities for growth of existing career education programs, the development of new ones, and regional opportunities for collaboration to capitalize on categorical funding provided by the State of California which will better serve the communities within our region.
- SCCRC SWP 3-Year Plan (Jan 2017)
- SCCRC SWP Regional Plan UPDATE 1/31/18
- SCCRC SWP Regional Plan UPDATE 1/31/19
- SCCRC SWP Regional Plan UPDATE 1/31/20
Regional Projects and Funding
- SCCRC SWP Regional Proposal Form/Rubric (best to download & save on your computer, then complete)
- SCCRC Regional SWP RFP Process – July 2020
- 16-17 Regional SWP Spending Plan
- 17-18 Regional Spending Plan & Incentive Fund Distribution to Districts
18-19 Regional Spending Plan & Reallocation Sub-Award Notification
- SCCRC SWP 18-19 Spending Plan At-A-Glance FINAL
- SCCRC Reallocation Regional SWP Sub-Award Notification June 2019
19-20 Regional Sub-Award Notifications – Spending Plans
- 19-20 Regional Base SWP Sub-Award Notification Spending Plan 3-10-20
- SCCRC SWP 19-20 Regional Incentive Fund Sub-Award Notification FINAL 3-16-20
20-21 Regional Sub-Award Notifications – Spending Plans
20-21 SCCRC Opt-In Process
The documents and templates below support the notification and distribution of SWP between SBCC as the SWP regional fiscal agent and the Districts in the region, in addition to the movement of money between Districts.
SCCRC Regional SWP Fiscal Flow NOV 2018
SWP Exhibit A Participation Agreement (Fillable Form)
SWP Exhibit B Sub-award Notification – District Allocation (SAMPLE)
SWP Exhibit C Sub-award Notification – Projects (Fillable Form)
SWP Exhibit D Reallocation (Fillable Form)
SCCRC Signed Master Agreement & Addendum (Sept 2018)
Job Developer-Recruiter Description
SWP Job Developer Placement Funding Letter