Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reports, Publications, and Forms

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Regional and Local Plans 

2017-2020 Four-Year Coastal Regional Plan

Regional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Plans represent the big picture of a region's economy and workforce environment with a focus on collaborative strategies to be implemented across multiple local areas to attain regional goals and objectives. The Coastal Region Planning Unit includes the workforce development areas of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. The region's four-year plan (Regional Plan) articulates the Coastal Region's efforts to align education and training provider services with regional industry sector needs as required under the WIOA. The California Workforce Development Board conditionally approved the Regional Plan on June 12, 2017.

  • 2017-2020 Coastal Regional Planning Unit's Regional Plan (PDF)

2017-2020 Strategic Local Workforce Plan

Local Plans are a subset of the Regional Plan. Local Plans articulate how individuals will access both local and regional services, how those services will be coordinated, resources integrated and how supportive services will be provided to individuals. WIOA requires that both local and regional plans align with the State plan.

The corresponding Santa Cruz County Local Plan (Local Plan) is a four-year action plan to develop, align and integrate service delivery strategies and resources among the WIOA core programs and partners in Santa Cruz County. The access point to both local and regional services is through the America's Job Centers of California (formerly One-Stop Career Centers), with the primary location locally being the Watsonville Career Center. The California Workforce Development Board conditionally approved the Local Plan on May 1, 2017.

  1. 2017-2020 Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Local Plan (PDF) and attachments:
    1. Assurances and Signatures (PDF)
    2. State of California Local Area Grant Recipient Listing - Santa Cruz County (PDF)
    3. MOU for WFSCC Between WDB, the Workforce Partners, and the County Board of Supervisors (PDF)
    4. Local Workforce Development Board Bylaws Cover Page (PDF) and Ordinance No. 5226: Ordinance Repealing Chapter 2.110 to Eliminate WIB and Adding Chapter 2.111 to the Santa Cruz County Code Relative to the WDB (PDF)
    5. WIOA Priority of Service and Wait List Policy (PDF)
    6. Summary of Comments for Santa Cruz County Local Plan (PDF)

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan CEDS

The Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County is pleased to announce that the federal Economic Development Administration approved the Santa Cruz County Five-Year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy on May 28, 2015.

Local Santa Cruz County jurisdictions are required to have an approved CEDS plan as a pre-condition of eligibility for Economic Development Administration public works grants and economic adjustment grants.  While the CEDS is consistent with existing community economic development vision and goals, the CEDS is not meant to take the place of an individual community's economic development or plan.  The CEDS covers a five year period 2014 through 2018.

Use the following links to view the Santa Cruz County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan.

2013-2017 Strategic Workforce Development Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires that the local workforce investment board submit a strategic local workforce plan that reflects the vision, strategy, and goals of the State Strategic Workforce Development Plan.  The WDB plan is a comprehensive document that describes the WDB vision for engaging key partners to effectively meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses and job seekers in a highly competitive and global economy.

The Strategic Local Workforce Development Five-Year Plan was approved in draft form by the California Workforce Investment Board on October 1, 2013 and the final Plan was approved by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on March 18, 2014.  On February 13, 2014 the California Workforce Investment Board designated the WDB as a "High-Performing Board" based on past performance and the initiatives addressed the Plan.

Use the links below to view a copy of the draft plan and attachments.  Copies may also be picked up at the WDB administrative office.