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Strong Workforce Program

K12 Strong Workforce Program

What is K12 Strong Workforce Program?

The goal of the K12 SWP is to increase the levels of college and career readiness among students which will support their successful transition from secondary education to post-secondary education and, ultimately, to career.

California’s economic competitiveness is fueled, in part, by the strength of its regional economies and its skilled workforce. California is committed to investing in developing a skilled workforce to meet the state’s labor market needs and to ensure upward social and economic mobility for Californians. In 2016, the California Legislature approved the Strong Workforce Program (SWP), budgeting an ongoing $248 million for the state’s community colleges to enhance and expand career technical education (CTE) and workforce training to prepare students for high-wage employment in industries that meet regional labor market needs.

Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, an additional $150 million was allocated on an annual and ongoing basis to K-12 local education agencies (LEAs) through the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) to create, support, or expand high-quality CTE at the K-12 level (Education Code, Section 88827)..

Round 5 (2022-2023)

Round 4 (2021-2022)

Round 3 (2020-2021)

Round 2 (2019-2020)

Round 1 (2018-2019)  


All Chancellor’s Office K12 SWP Memos

K12 SWP Guidance & Support

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