(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
(1) California deliver comprehensive workforce services to
jobseekers, students, and employers through a system of one-stop
(2) Services and resources target high-wage industry sectors with
career advancement opportunities.
(3) Universal access to career services shall be available to
adult residents regardless of income, education, employment barriers,
or other eligibility requirements. Career services shall include,
but not be limited to:
(A) Outreach, intake, and orientation to services available
through the one-stop delivery system.
(B) Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and
supportive service needs.
(C) Job search and placement assistance.
(D) Career counseling, where appropriate.
(E) Provision of labor market information.
(F) Provision of program performance and cost information on
eligible providers of training services and local area performance
(G) Provision of information on supportive services in the local
(H) Provision of information on the filing of claims for
unemployment compensation benefits and unemployment compensation
(I) Assistance in establishing eligibility for welfare-to-work
activities pursuant to Section 11325.8 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code, and financial aid assistance.
(J) Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skill levels and
service needs, including learning disability screening.
(K) Development of individual employment plans.
(M) Career planning.
(N) Short-term prevocational services to prepare an individual for
training or employment.
(4) State and federally funded workforce education, training, and
employment programs shall be integrated in the one-stop delivery
system to achieve universal access to the career services described
in paragraph (3).
(5) Training services shall be made available to individuals who
have met the requirements for career services, have been unable to
obtain or retain employment through career services, are in need of
training services to obtain or retain employment that leads to
economic self-sufficiency or wages comparable to, or higher than,
wages from previous employment, have the skills and qualifications to
successfully participate in the training, and have selected a
program of services directly linked to occupations in demand in the
local or regional area. Training services may include:
(A) Occupational skill training including training for
(B) On-the-job training.
(C) Programs that combine workplace training with related
(D) Training programs operated by the private sector.
(E) Skill upgrading and retraining.
(F) Entrepreneurial training.
(G) Incumbent worker training, in accordance with Section 134(d)
(4) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(H) Transitional jobs, in accordance with Section 134(d)(5) of the
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(I) Job readiness training, provided in combination with any
service under subparagraphs (A) to (H), inclusive.
(J) Adult education and literacy activities, including vocational
English as a second language, provided in combination with
subparagraphs (A) through (G), inclusive.
(K) Customized training conducted by an employer or a group of
employers or a labor-management training partnership with a
commitment to employ an individual upon completion of the training.
(6) As prescribed in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,
adult recipients of public assistance, other low-income adults, and
individuals who are basic skills deficient shall be given priority
for training services and career services described in Section 134(d)
(2)(A)(xii) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(b) Each local workforce development board shall establish at
least one full service one-stop career center in the local workforce
development area. Each full service one-stop career center shall have
all entities required to be partners in Section 3151 of Title 29 of
the United States Code as partners and shall provide jobseekers with
integrated employment, education, training, and job search services.
Additionally, employers will be provided with access to comprehensive
career and labor market information, job placement, economic
development information, performance and program information on
service providers, and other such services as the businesses in the
community may require.
(c) Local boards may also establish affiliated and specialized
centers, as defined in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
of 2014, which shall act as portals into the larger local one-stop
system, but are not required to have all of the partners specified
for full service one-stop centers.
(d) Each local board shall develop a policy for identifying
individuals who, because of their skills or experience, should be
referred immediately to training services. To the extent permitted
under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, this
policy, along with the methods for referral of individuals between
the one-stop operators and the one-stop partners for appropriate
services and activities, shall be contained in the memorandum of
understanding between the local board and the one-stop partners.
(e) The California Workforce Development Board and each local
board shall ensure that programs and services funded by the Workforce
Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and directed to
apprenticeable occupations, including preapprenticeship training, are
conducted, to the maximum extent feasible, in coordination with one
or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of
Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic area. The
California Workforce Development Board and each local board shall
also develop a policy of fostering collaboration between community
colleges and approved apprenticeship programs in the geographic area
to provide preapprenticeship training, apprenticeship training, and
continuing education in apprenticeable occupations through the
approved apprenticeship programs.
(f) In light of California's diverse population, each one-stop
career center should have the capacity to provide the appropriate
services to the full range of languages and cultures represented in
the community served by the one-stop career center.
(a) The local providers of the following programs or
activities shall be required partners in the local one-stop system:
(1) Programs authorized under Title I of the Workforce Innovation
and Opportunity Act.
(2) Programs authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C.
Sec. 49 et seq.).
(3) Adult education and literacy activities authorized under Title
II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(4) Programs authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 720 et seq.) other than Section 112 or Part C
of the act (29 U.S.C. Sec. 732 and 741).
(5) Activities authorized under Title V of the Older Americans Act
of 1965 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 3056 et seq.).
(6) Career and technical education programs at the postsecondary
level authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical
Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 2301 et seq.).
(7) Activities authorized under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade
Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. Sec. 2271 et seq.).
(8) Activities authorized under Chapter 41 (commencing with
Section 4100) of Title 38 of the United States Code.
(9) Employment and training activities carried out under the
Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 9901 et seq.).
(10) Employment and training activities carried out by the
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
(11) Programs authorized by this code, in accordance with
applicable federal law.
(12) Programs authorized under Section 212 of the Second Chance
Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17532).
(13) Programs authorized under Part A of Title IV of the Social
Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.).
(b) Community-based organizations that provide career services as
described in subparagraphs (J) to (N), inclusive, of paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a) of Section 14230, shall be encouraged to be one-stop
In conformity with the requirements of Section 3151 of Title
29 of the United States Code, and all applicable state and federal
laws and regulations, the local board, with the agreement of the
chief local elected official for the local area, shall develop and
enter into a memorandum of understanding with the local one-stop
partners, designate, certify, and terminate one-stop operators, and
conduct oversight over the local one-stop delivery system.