Governor Brown Signs Calif. Workforce Assoc. Bill AB1111

The California Workforce Association’s sponsored  bill, AB1111, “The Breaking Barriers to Employment Act,” was recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

AB1111 establishes a competitive grant program in support of the State’s 2017-2027 Workforce Plan calling for the production of one million “middle skill” jobs, including doubling the number of people enrolled in apprenticeship programs.  The law encourages the formation of partnerships between Workforce Boards and community-based organizations to  address the needs of individuals with barriers to employment.

In the coming year, CWA will be working with local Boards to ensure adequate state budget appropriations, with funding anticipated from a variety of state and federal revenues, including WIOA funds.