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1 AB 86: Adult Education Webinar Series

2 Agenda for Today’s Webinar Reports Due 3/1 - Reminders Today’s Guest Speakers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Highlights WIA to WIOA – Changes WIOA & Adult Education Panel Discussion Questions?? 2

3 AB86 Final Report – Due 3/1/2015 Submit your narrative report, including the tables for Objectives 3 to 7, as a single document in PDF format. Use the following naming convention for the file: Grant Number- Regional Consortium Name Final Plan. Submit the Excel tables for Objectives 1 and 2 in a separate, Excel file. Include a cover sheet, table of contents, and narrative and tables for all seven objectives. Refer to the report checklist to ensure you have included all parts of the regional comprehensive plan – project management plan – organizational structure – list of members and partners – shared leadership strategies – involvement of faculty and teachers – communication strategy for the planning process. 3

4 WIOA Guest Speakers Amy Wallace – CA State WIB Adam Peck – Tulare County WIB Javier Romero – Community College Chancellor’s Office Neil Kelly – AB86 Office 4

5 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act WIOA is bipartisan legislation that will improve our nation's workforce development system and help put Americans back to work. It is the first major reform in the US workforce system in over a decade. 5

6 WIOA Highlights Aligns Federal Investments to Support Job Seekers and Employers. Strengthens the Governing Bodies that Establish State, Regional and Local Workforce Investment Priorities. Helps Employers Find Workers with the Necessary Skills. Aligns Goals and Increases Accountability and Information for Job Seekers and the Public. 6

7 WIOA Highlights (cont.) Fosters Regional Collaboration to Meet the Needs of Regional Economies. Targets Workforce Services to Better Serve Job Seekers. Improves Services to Individuals with Disabilities. Supports Access to Services. 7

8 WIA to WIOA - Changes Applies one set of accountability metrics. Reduces required members on state & local boards. Strengthens alignment between LMI and economic development. Eliminates the sequence of service and merges core & intensive activities. Increases the ability to use OJT, customized training, and incumbent worker training. Emphasizes implementing industry partnerships & career pathway strategies. Sets higher employment expectations for individuals with disabilities. Provides youth with disabilities the services & support necessary to be successful. 8

9 WIOA & Adult Education WIOA creates a partnership among the federal government, state government and local agencies to provide adult education and literacy services. – Literacy for self sufficiency – Literacy for families – Helping adults complete high school 9

10 Expanding the Adult Connection Promoting transitions from adult education to postsecondary education and training through career pathways. Assist immigrants and EL learners for – Literacy – Civics – Citizenship. 10

11 Unified State Plan States are required to prepare a single, coordinated 4 year unified plan. Plans must include the strategic vision and goals of the State and elements to support it. For adult education: – Aligning content standards for adult education with state-adopted content standards. 11

12 Performance Accountability Measures include (effective 7/1/2016): – % of participants employed during 2 nd Q after exit. – % of participants employed during 4th Q after exit. – Median earning of participants. – % of participants who obtain a postsecondary credential or HS Diploma. – % of participants who during a program year achieve a measurable skill gain. – Effectiveness in serving employers. 12

13 New Adult Education Activities Integrated education and training – Contextualized instruction Workforce preparation activities – Critical thinking & self-management skills Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education – Coordination with local workforce systems 13

14 Governor’s Budget - Labor & Workforce Unified state workforce plan with input from adult education providers. Regional planning efforts reflecting needs of workforce partners. Common measures for adult education and literacy programs. Reauthorizes the Adult Education and Literacy Program with emphasis on transition to post- secondary & career pathways. Allow for increase funding to support correctional education programs. 14

15 CALIFORNIA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD – IMPLEMENTING THE STATE PLAN Amy Wallace Assistant Director for Workforce Innovation

16 The Future of Workforce Development  Diverse, mobile population  Changing nature of work  Technology-based solutions… and problems  Scale of Need  Pace of Change  Classroom to career connection  True public-private partnerships  Locally delivered solutions to regionally defined challenges  Flexible funding tied to outcomes, not outputs  Creating the space- and the incentive- to take risks California’s Challenge…Opportunity for Innovation!

17 California’s Workforce System  49 local WIBs, focused on a variety of demand and priority sectors  112 Community Colleges, 467 K-12 Career Partnership Academies, 74 ROCPs, and countless other CTE and Linked Learning efforts  Education, training, and jobs services are delivered within local political jurisdictions- but workers seek and find jobs in adjoining areas and businesses attract workers from across and outside government jurisdictions.  Sector-based, regional, and “cross discipline” coordination needs to be incentivized and rewarded to meet industry, student, and job seeker demands. - Local Delivery

18 State Board Strategic Plan Strategy for Shared Prosperity  Regionalism – Encouraging partnership and collaboration amongst the local areas  Sectors Strategies – Centering workforce training and opportunities on those industries that have been projected to grow or have replacement needs in California (regionally or Statewide)  Training – Focus on credentialed training to prepare out-of- work individuals and increase the skills of incumbent workers  Career Pathways – Putting workers and those looking for work on a trajectory that leads to careers that support individuals and their families

19 The WIOA Opportunity  Setting a State-wide vision and goals  Aligning more stakeholders around a common vision and plan  Creating strategies to get there together, and metrics to know when we’ve “arrived”  Creating a “Year of Experimentation”  System Transformation  Innovation  Scale  Accountability

20 Developing the New WIOA Plan  Refocussing the work of the State Board  Tackling the BIG issues that move the needle on job creation, employment, and education  Coordination at the State, Regional and Local Levels  Creation of cross-system metrics  Balancing flexibility with accountability  Taking a “hybrid” approach to early implementation  Incentivizing “risk taking” and new modes of service delivery that accelerate innovation

21 AB 86 Webinar February 6, 2015

22 Workforce System in California 49 Business-led Workforce Boards 206 Job Centers – Job Readiness Workshops – Career Coaching – Scholarships – Job Placement

23 WIB Roles: Workforce Research Analysis of the economic conditions, including regional knowledge and skills, analysis of workforce activities Conduct other research, data collection, and analysis related to the workforce needs of the region

24 WIB Roles: Lead and Engage with Employers To ensure workforce investment systems meet the needs of employers and economic growth To develop and implement proven strategies to providing the skilled workers to employers, particularly in in-demand industry sectors

25 WIB Roles: Career Pathways Development With reps from secondary and postsecondary education programs, develop career pathways that align employment, training, education and support services

26 WIB Roles: Coordination with Education Providers Coordinate with education and training providers including providers of adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and programs under the Rehabilitation Act.

27 Local Examples Career Pathways Trust – WIB part of grant writing team – WIB playing regional intermediary role WIB Manufacturing Committee – Committee jointly facilitated by WIB staff and regional Deputy Sector Navigator Various Grants – Employment Training Panel (Manufacturing) – Promotoras (Community Health Workers)

28 WIOA Transition Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act WIOA Implementation Work Group – Co-Chaired by Van Ton Quinlivan – Includes representatives from: Department of Education, Board of Education, Chancellor’s Office, Employment Training Panel, Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation, Local Stakeholders Governor’s Budget Summary (pages 47-50)

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