Whereas California community colleges are the largest trainers of the state's workforce, and
Whereas California community colleges have been involved in many collaborations with industry, and
Whereas California community colleges generally offer placement services and career development exploration classes, and
Whereas workforce legislative bills have been pulled back by Governor Davis, and the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act has been turned over to Economic Development Department,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to work with and to include the Academic Senate in statewide discussions and implementation plans of the Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Act, the Workforce Investment Act, and general economic development issues, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Governor's Office to involve California community colleges and the Academic Senate in a significant manner in the development of the Workforce Investment Act implementation at both state and local levels, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to involve their faculty in the Workforce Investment Act implementation at their colleges by ensuring local academic senate sign-off on college implementation plans.
A draft level strategy paper on WIA/One Stop and RWAPEDA has been developed. The paper was forwarded to the Senate Office for the next committee to work on.