K12 Strong Workforce Program
In summer 2018, the California legislature introduced the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) as an ongoing statewide funding opportunity. It is designed to support K–12 local education agencies (LEAs) in creating, improving, and expanding career technical education (CTE) courses, course sequences, programs of study, and pathways for students transitioning from secondary education to postsecondary education to living-wage employment. ("K12 Strong Workforce," California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, 2020, . 25 January 2020.)
The VCOE Career Education Department works closely with our regional community colleges in support of program development and seamless transitions for the 44,000 high school students in districts throughout Ventura County.
Round 1 - Final expenditure deadline 12/31/2021 (VCOE MOU, February 2019)
Round 2 - Final expenditure deadline 12/31/2022 (VCOE MOU, July 2020 - Healthcare, STEM, Media & Entrepreneurship/applications due December 2019)
Round 3 - Final expenditure deadline 6/30/2023 (VCOE MOU, July 2021)
Round 4 - Final expenditure deadline 6/30/2024 (applications due October 2021)