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State Holds Public Forum on Workforce Plan

(SANTA ANA) – The state of California invites the public to comment on the future direction of its workforce during a public review forum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., February 24 at the County of Orange Community Services Agency, 1300 South Grand Ave., Building B, in Santa Ana.

The forum will give the public an opportunity to review the California Integrated Workforce Development Plan produced under the terms of the Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Act of 1997 (RWPEDA). The act creates a partnership between the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Secretary of Health and Welfare, and the Secretary of Trade and Commerce. The goal of the act is to unite services that can lead to self-sufficiency with those who need those skills.

The plan, which is still a work in progress, identifies the people to be served and the services and strategies that need to be established to prepare all Californians to enter the workforce.

For further information on the forum contact Linda Edelman at (714) 541-7859 or visit the RWPEDA website at To RSVP to attend, contact May Joves at (714)-541-7865.