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The Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of LA County are seeking public input on modifications to the region’s Workforce Development Plan. The Draft Modification to the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit Regional Workforce Development Plan 2017-2020 was open to public review and comment through March 10, 2019.

The Los Angeles Workforce Development Area Local Plan was also open for public review and comments through March 10, 2019.

Public Comment Period Closed March 10, 2019


The LA Basin Regional Planning Unit is comprised of seven local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) including: City of Los Angeles WDB, County of Los Angeles WDB, Foothill WDB, Pacific Gateway (City of Long Beach) WDB, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Southeast Los Angeles County WDB, and Verdugo WDB.

The Four year Regional Workforce Development Plan is required under federal and state laws and is subject to the Governor’s approval. The Regional Plan Modification is specifically required to determine how the seven Workforce Development Boards plan to:

  • Align, coordinate, and integrate reentry and workforce services to the formerly incarcerated and other justice-involved individuals;
  • Comply with State Plan guidance and state law relating to Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) pre-apprenticeship partnerships;
  • Conduct a regional self-assessment using Indicators of Regional Coordination and Alignment to determine regional implementation progress in achieving the objectives of the California State Workforce Development Plan.

The Local Plan updates are specifically required to determine how each Local Workforce Development Board plans to modify the Local Plan to:

  • Comply with regional or local partnerships with county human service CalFresh programs
  • Comply with regional or local partnerships with Local Child Support Agencies (LCSAs) to provide workforce services to unemployed, underemployed, and payment-delinquent noncustodial parents
  • Comply with regional or local partnerships with programs that serve individuals with disabilities, including detail on strategies to implement Competitive Integrated Employment
  • Comply with services for English Language Learners, the Foreign Born, and Refugees

During the months of October through December 2018, an extensive stakeholder public input process was conducted within the City of Los Angeles and the six partner Workforce Development Board areas regarding the Regional Plan Modification and the Local Plans.