Nicole Rice

Governor's budget reaffirms state commitment to career training and education

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

School districts would receive continued support in providing middle skills career training to their students under a proposal presented in Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 January State Budget. The proposal provides $212 million in ongoing funding for K-12 career technical education (CTE) programs and state subject-matter leadership staff.

In the 2015-2016 Budget, Governor Brown created the CTE Incentive Grant (CTEIG) to support high-quality career training during the transition to the Local Control Funding Formula. The CTEIG provided $900 million over three years and has sustained the expansion and creation of high-quality, industry-relevant programs. The CTEIG is set to terminate at the end of this fiscal year and absent a dedicated funding source, these programs would be too costly for school districts to maintain.

Manufacturers partner with these training programs to introduce students to the career opportunities within Advance Manufacturing and equip them with the technological and industrial skills necessary to successfully compete for these middle-class jobs upon graduation.

CMTA applauds the Governor’s continued commitment to ensuring California students are prepared for the next generation of manufacturing careers that can provide a livable wage with less than a four-year degree.

Read more Workforce Development articles

Capitol updates archive