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Foothill Workforce Investment Board Receives “High Performance” Certification

Published on Sunday, June 15, 2014 | 9:10 pm

The Foothill Workforce Investment Board has achieved the High-Performance Local Board certification for “its vision of an effective workforce system.”

The California Workforce Investment Board awarded the local board the certification after a stringent review of the latter’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Housing and Career Services Director William K. Huang said that in order to qualify for the certification, the local boards must pass all Workforce Investment Act performance standards, measure job placement, and required  job retention, wage and credential rates for adults, dislocated workers and youth clients.

The review was conducted by an independent panel of workforce professionals in Sacramento.

Foothill Board’s five-year plan was also cited for its “involvement of local business with workforce initiatives, its training for occupations in priority industry sectors in the local and regional economy, partnering with K-12 and community colleges in developing and executing strategies to reengage disconnected youth and for encouraging and ensuring ongoing improvement.”

Only 15 of the 49 workforce investment boards in California have been certified as high performers.

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