The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the California Workforce Development Board awarded $2.5 million to five local workforce boards to implement a workforce navigator pilot program to help English language learners and immigrant workers with career services and support that lead to jobs. The projects funded will better align job training, adult education and support services for individuals with limited English-language proficiency.
This population faces cultural, language and other barriers that limit access and opportunities to complete job training programs. The navigator program will provide case management and referrals to support services that will help immigrants and those with language barriers receive the education and skills training needed for income mobility.
The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency and its partners selected ALLIES as the technical assistance provider and evaluator for the 5 grantees of the EL Navigator Pilot: