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Getting Started

Onboarding for WEDD Grantees

This is the first stop for organizations that have been granted funding under the Workforce and Economic Development Division’s Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy (DWM). This online portal is designed to give new DWM Key Talent and Extended Operations personnel information they need to get started in their roles. It also serves as a resource for existing team members who need to review or clarify information.


Business Cards (create & order)
Email Signature (guidelines)
Contact Directory (key contacts)
CCC Confer (tele and videoconferencing)
eUpdates & eAlerts (stay informed)


1.0 Starter kit »

To get you up and running in your role as Key Talent or Extended Operations, we’ve put the essentials you need to in one place.

2.0 System overview »

Here are some resources to familiarize you with the DWM framework, its background and the different roles that Key Talent and Extended Operations personnel play in this extensive collaborative effort.

3.0 System partners »
4.0 Supervisor guidance »

This section is for onboarding those in a supervisory role for DWM 2.0

5.0 Technical Assistance Providers (TAP) »

TAPs support DWM by providing expertise and technical assistance to the field and helping to execute the DWM framework. This group consists of professionals contracted by the Chancellor’s Office. The resources here will help you learn more about who they are and what they do. The information sheets are formatted for printing and sharing.

6.0 Data tools »

To successfully plan and execute the DWM framework, accurate and timely data are essential. This section gives you resources to stay abreast of market trends.

7.0 Reporting & Common Metrics »

DWM has multiple reporting and common metrics as we move the needle for students, jobs and a strong economy. This section provides important information and links for reporting and metrics.


1.0 Communications toolkit »

The DWM brand is highly visible and promoted with a multitude of target audiences, including students, business and industry, elected officials and key stakeholders. This toolkit provides resources to maintain consistency with the DWM brand.

2.0 Success toolkit: What’s working »

To support stakeholders in developing and sharing best practices, we’ve put together a Regional Reality Toolkit that highlights what is working in the field. These resources can be used to build up our regional collaborative approach, which is effective in preparing students for college and careers.

3.0 Apprenticeship toolkit »

Apprenticeships are critical, work-based learning opportunities for students. This toolkit houses information about grants, programs, rules and regulations, as well as research and additional resources relating to apprenticeships.

4.0 Contract Education toolkit »

This toolkit is for Contract Education professionals at community colleges. It provides basic information, as well as tools and templates, about Contract Education - a partnership whereby the community college provides customized workforce training for business and industry.

5.0 Program viability toolkit »

As the needs of the labor market and students change, community colleges continuously evaluate the effectiveness of courses and programs of study in order to deliver for their regions and local communities. This toolkit can serve as a resource during that process.

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