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).

Read more about the program and its primary objectives on the K12 Overview page.

Resource Center

DATE TIME REGION TITLE LOCATION and Resources

8/30/2022

3:00-5:00 pm 

Inland Empire/Desert

Deep Dive into Round 5: Sailing through the RFA

Register

9/6/2022

4:00-5:00 pm 

Inland Empire/Desert

Looking for the Life Preserver: Navigating the Challenges of K12 SWP

Register

9/19/2022

8:00-2:00 pm 

Inland Empire/Desert

IED Regional Consortium Quarterly Meeting

 Register

TBD - 9/26 or 9/28

TBD

Inland Empire/Desert

The New IEDRC Regional Plan

 TBD

9/7/2022 

12:00-1:00 pm

North/Far North

North Far North New Applicant Presentation

 Register

9/8/2022

12:00-1:30 pm

North/Far North

North Far North RFA Overview

 Register

9/12/2022

10:00-12:00 pm

North/Far North

North Far North Virtual Engagement Session

 Register

9/13/2022

9:00-12:00 pm

North/Far North

North Far North In-Person Engagement Session

 Register

9/15/2022

12:00-1:00 pm

North/Far North

NFN NOVA Walkthrough: K12SWP Application

 Register

8/24/2022

12:00-1:15 pm

Bay Area 

K14 Pathways Bi-Weekly

 Link

9/7/2022

12:00-1:15 pm

Bay Area 

K14 Pathways Bi-Weekly

 Link

9/21/2022

12:00-1:15 pm

Bay Area

K14 Pathways Bi-Weekly

 Link

8/29/2022

2:00-2:30 pm

San Diego/Imperial

Career Technical Education (CTE) 2022 Grant Application Season Orientation

 Register

8/30/2022

10:00-10:30 am

San Diego/Imperial

CTEIG Self Evaluation - Q&A

 Link

8/31/2022

2:00-2:30 pm

San Diego/Imperial

Labor Market Information for K12 SWP - Q&A

 Link

9/1/2022

2:00-2:30 pm

San Diego/Imperial

Project Plan and Pathway Development Mini Workshop

 Register

9/2/2022

11:00-12:00 pm

San Diego/Imperial

Creating a Budget and Identifying Your Match - Workshop

 Register

9/6/2022

11:00-12:00 pm

San Diego/Imperial

Leveraging CCI Equity Data to Inform CTE Grant Writing - Workshop

 Register

9/8/2022

10:00-11:30 am

San Diego/Imperial

San Diego & Imperial K12 SWP - Everything You Need to Know

 Link

9/12/2022

 2:30-4:00 pm

San Diego/Imperial

San Diego & Imperial K12 SWP - Everything You Need to Know

 Link

TBD

TBD

San Diego/Imperial

Middle School

 

9/13/2022 11:00-1:00 pm Los Angeles LA Regional Engagement Session #1 Zoom Recording
9/21/2022 3:00-5:00 pm Los Angeles LA Regional Engagement Session #2 Link
9/2/2022 8:30-10:00 am
South Central Coast SCCRC K12 SWP R5 Engagement Session: North LA Zoom Recording
9/2/2022 10:30am-12:00pm South Central Coast SCCRC K12 SWP R5 Engagement Session: Ventura
Zoom Recording
9/2/2022 12:30-2:00 pm
South Central Coast SCCRC K12 SWP R5 Engagement Session: SB/SLO
Zoom Recording
 9/13/2022   Orange County Orange County Stakeholder Engagement Session Zoom Recording

The K12 SWP Program is housed in NOVA. To request an account or login to the system, please visit the NOVA login page

Subscribe to statewide K12 SWP listserv to receive information by email

K12 SWP Frequently Asked Questions

Industry Sector Crosswalk

Contacts

Name Title Phone Number
Gary W. Adams Dean 916.322.7079
Katie Gilks Program Specialist 916.445.1606
Cora Vay Associate Program Analyst 916.324.3791

Email the K12 SWP Help Desk