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Strong Workforce Program Incentive Funding


The Strong Workforce Program (SWP) helps to strengthen career and technical education (CTE) 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.

Learn more about the SWP Incentive Funding Model

Participate in webinars and workshops

Key Talent Webinar: Providing Support for the Strong Workforce Program Incentive Funding Model (intended for Chancellor’s Office grantees that support colleges and regions)

Wednesday, April 12 | 12-1 | click here for description and webinar recording

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The Strong Workforce Program provides $200 million for career and technical education. Eighty-three percent of the funds are based on CTE FTES, unemployment rates, and job openings. Starting in 2017-18, 17% will be used to incentivize a focus on student completion and employment outcomes. This session, which is geared toward Chancellor’s Office grantees such as regional consortia chairs, sector navigators, deputy sector navigators, and technical assistance providers, will describe the new funding model. Guidance will be provided on key messages, helping colleges and regions understand how student outcomes will be calculated, the process for resource allocation, and what practitioners need to do to ensure they get full credit for positive outcomes.

Wednesday, April 12 | 12-1
Matt Roberts, Chancellor’s Office; Kathy Booth, WestEd; and Laura Coleman, Centers of Excellence
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Overview Webinar: Understanding the Strong Workforce Program Incentive Funding Model

Wednesday, April 19 | 12-1 | click here for description and webinar recording

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The Strong Workforce Program provides $200 million for career and technical education. Eighty-three percent of the funds are based on CTE FTES, unemployment rates, and job openings. Starting in 2017-18, 17% will be used to incentivize a focus on student completion and employment outcomes. This webinar will provide an overview of the new funding model including how the formula was developed, how it will be phased in, and how your college can ensure it gets full credit for positive outcomes. You'll learn where to review core documentation about the model and have ample opportunity to ask questions. (This webinar will be recorded and posted on the Doing What Matters website.)

Wednesday, April 19 | 12-1
Matt Roberts, Chancellor’s Office; Sunita Cooke, Mira Costa College; and Kathy Booth, WestEd
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Detailed Webinar: Full Description of the Funding Model

Tuesday, April 25 | 11:30-12:30 | click here for description and webinar recording

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The Strong Workforce Program provides $200 million for career and technical education. Eighty-three percent of the funds are based on CTE FTES, unemployment rates, and job openings. Starting in 2017-18, 17% will be used to incentivize a focus on student completion and employment outcomes. This webinar will provide a detailed walk through of the new funding model including how student outcomes will be calculated, the results of data modeling on the proposed formula, and how resources will be allocated. You’ll learn where to review core documentation about the model and have ample opportunity to ask questions. 

Tuesday, April 25 | 11:30-12:30
Matt Roberts, Chancellor’s Office; Kathy Booth, WestEd; and Jane Patton, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
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Detailed Webinar: Strong Workforce Program Metrics Fundamentals

Monday, June 19 | 12-1 | click here for description, webinar recording and presentation

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The Strong Workforce Program provides $200 million for career and technical education. Starting in 2017-18, performance outcomes will be used to determine incentive funding allocations for the program. This webinar will provide a detailed overview of those metrics, how they are constructed, and how the incentive funding will be calculated.  We will clarify answers to common questions from the field, give you ample time to ask additional questions, and provide information on where you can access more resources.

Monday, June 19 | 12-1
Jill Leufgen, Chancellor’s Office and Kathy Booth, WestEd
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Presentations:

  • Academic Senate for California Community Colleges CTE Leadership Institute | May 5 | San Jose | more information
  • Association of Chief Business Officials | May 22-24 | Lake Tahoe | more information
  • California Community Colleges Association for Occupational Educators (CCCAOE) pre-conference workshop | May 10 | Sacramento | more information
  • California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers Conference | April 13 | San Francisco | more information | download presentation
  • California Community College League CEO/Trustees Board | April 28 | Sacramento | more information
  • RP Group Conference | April 20 | Burlingame | more information
  • Strong Workforce Program Metrics Fundamentals Webinar | June 19 | download presentation

Explore how the 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.


The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office