The Strong Workforce Program (SWP) helps to strengthen career education programs through regional collaboration and by preparing more students for high-demand, high-wage jobs. SWP incentive funding provides rewards to colleges and regions that attain these goals.

In 2018, the Chancellor’s Office developed the Student Success Metrics, a set of system-level measures that represent a holistic assessment of the California community colleges’ work on student success. SWP will align with the Student Success Metrics by adopting the measures that are relevant to assess the outcomes of Career Education students. Beginning in 2019-20, SWP incentive funding will employ the revised metrics.

Learn more about the SWP Metrics and Incentive Funding

Find Strong Workforce Program Incentive Funding Allocations Breakdowns

For questions or comments about the Strong Workforce Program Metrics and/or Incentive Funding, please contact Alejandro Sandoval | or Dalbir Singh |


Explore How the Incentive Funding Model was Developed

The SWP Incentive Funding Model was developed with input from practitioners and experts, based on the goals of the Strong Workforce Program, lessons learned in other states, and extensive data modeling involving all California community colleges and regions.

Find out more about the committee members and the research used to develop the model.

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