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Plans and Reports
Regional and Local Plan Modification
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires that local workforce development boards develop and submit to the State local and regional strategic workforce development plans. SBCWDB's 2017-21 Regional and Local Plan was submitted in March 2017 and is still in effect. WIOA also requires a biennial update of Regional and Local Plans to ensure they remain current. The California Workforce Development Board has also made changes to the State Plan which require that Local Boards update their Plans to be consistent with the State's policy direction. The State Board is requiring local boards to focus on the following priorities in their Local and Regional Plans:
- Partnerships with Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services - CalFresh Employment & Training Program.
- Partnerships with Santa Barbara County Child Support Services to provide workforce services to non-custodial parents.
- Partnerships with programs that serve individuals with disabilities, including strategies to implement Competitive Integrated Employment (Department of Rehabilitation).
- Services for English Language Learners, the Foreign Born, and Refugees.
- Aligning, coordinating, and integrating reentry and workforce services to the formerly incarcerated and other justice-involved individuals – Prison to Employment Initiative (P2E)
Current News Releases
- 2020 Oct 24 - UCSB Economic Forecast Project Hosts Panel to Examine Varying Effects of COVID-19
- 2020 Aug 16 - Webinar Offers Tips to Replenish Workforce
- 2020 Aug 07 - Workforce Programs Launch Event on Zoom
- 2020 Apr 20 - SBCWDB Awarded $500K to Serve Veterans
Current Workforce Intelligence
- 2020 Oct 20 - Economic Forecast Project COVID-19 Webinar: Jobs, Housing and Small Businesses
- 2018 Santa Barbara County Industry, Economic & Workforce Research