ELL Workforce Navigator Final Report Available
In May 2017, the English Language Learner (ELL) Workforce Navigator Pilot Program funded projects to increase access, create/enhance program structure, and provide supportive services within the workforce system for ELL populations. Pilot teams included Workforce Development Boards, community-based organizations (CBOs) and adult education programs (California Adult Education Program (CAEP) consortia that receive supplemental WIOA Title II funding). Pilots implemented strategies to build capacity in the following areas:
- Collaboration with CBOs and other partners to provide supportive wrap around services.
- Collaboration and infrastructure to support co- enrollment in Title I and adult education programs.
- Systems change that begins to adapt the workforce system and make it more accessible, with no wrong door to access services for ELL individuals.
- Implementing a navigator model that can
help recruit, enroll, and effectively support participants through program completion, and refer and connect customers to support services.
The Final Report with key findings from the 18-month project is now available.