Nicole Rice

Manufacturers should attend K12 Strong Workforce Program listening sessions

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Nov. 5, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) kicked off a series of regional engagement meetings last week. These “listening sessions” will last through mid-November to provide information regarding strategy, funding priorities and partnership opportunities associated with implementing the program.

CMTA encourages manufacturers and regional industry groups to attend and engage in one of these local discussions. This is a great opportunity to understand how industry can play a part and support these efforts to make sure that the workforce needs manufacturers care about are part of the consideration.

The K12 SWP was authorized by Governor Brown and the Legislature through the 2018-2019 Budget. It is intended to create, support, and/or expand high-quality career education programs at the Kindergarten through 12th Grade levels that are aligned with the workforce development efforts occurring through the existing California Community College Strong Workforce Program and regional priorities. The goal of K12 SWP is to increase the levels of college and career readiness among students to support their successful transition from secondary education to post-secondary education and ultimately to a career.

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More information on the K12 SWP can be found here.

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