What is the K12 Strong Workforce Program?

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), in partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE), is pleased to announce the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP). Beginning in 2018-2019, Education Code §§ 88827 establishes the kindergarten through 12th grade component of the Strong Workforce Program appropriating $150,000,000 in annual ongoing career education funding to strengthen the pathways for students from secondary to post-secondary education.

K12 SWP intends to create, support, and/or expand high-quality career education programs at the K12 level that are aligned with the workforce development efforts occurring through the community college Strong Workforce Program and regional priorities.

Goal of 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.

SCCRC Strong Workforce Program 4-Year Plan

SCCRC’s SWP 4-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.

K12 SWP Chancellor's Office Memos

Regional Projects and Funding

K12 SWP Funding Rounds

K12 Pathway Coordinators

FirstLast NameEmailTitle/DesignationAgencyCommunity College District (Service Area)
TeresaHowardthoward@avhsd.orgDir. Industry Liaison & Post-Secondary PartnershipsAntelope Valley Union High School DistrictAntelope Valley CCD
JustineCubbagejcubbage@hartdistrict.orgProgram Specialist; K12 Pathway CoordinatorWilliam S. Hart Union High School DistrictSanta Clarita CCD
ChristinePetronecpetrone@sbceo.orgCTE & K12 SWP CoordinatorSanta Barbara County Education OfficeAllan Hancock Joint CCD
MattZuchowiczmatt.zuchowicz@ileadcalifornia.orgK12 Pathway CoordinatoriLEAD California CharterVentura County CCD
MichaelSpecchierlamspecchierla@slocoe.orgExecutive Director, SLO PartnersSan Luis Obispo County Office of EducationCuesta CCD
AnthonyMarencoAMarenco@vcoe.orgK12 Pathway CoordinatorVentura County Office of EducationVentura County CCD