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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

III. b. 4. B. Assessment of One-Stop Partner Programs

Describe how other one-stop delivery system partner program services and Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan will be assessed each year. Such state assessments should take into account local and regional planning goals.

Current Narrative:

The CAAL-Skills program includes participation from both core and other one-stop delivery system partner programs. CAAL-Skills is intended to unite partners in a program that enables a holistic yet statistically rigorous assessment of California’s workforce system. CAAL-Skills enables the evaluation of workforce programs individually and collectively at the regional level through the assessment of outcomes. The University of California (UC) Policy Lab, comprised of research and data science experts from UC Los Angeles and UC Berkeley, has been engaged to evaluate the data provided by CAAL-Skills partners in fulfillment of requirements outlined in WIOA Section 116.

Current data sharing partners include:

  • Department of Industrial Relations-Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Employment Training Panel
  • Department of Social Services
  • Employment Development Department
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • Pilot counties

Influence partners, those that do not provide data but whose leadership and influence are provided through the executive operating committee, include:

  • Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  • California Workforce Development Board
  • California State Board of Education
  • County Welfare Director’s Association

This interagency and multi-departmental data-sharing and program-evaluation initiative utilizes common performance measures to evaluate the outcomes associated with California’s investment in workforce development, training, related education and supportive service programs. CAAL-Skills utilizes common performance measures to examine: 

  • The efficacy of participating programs based on participant outcomes (e.g. wages earned, credentials attained)
  • The population served based on the participant characteristics, such as:
    • Demographics (e.g. age, gender, race, ethnicity)
    • Barriers to Employment (e.g. disabilities, cultural or language barriers, literacy or income level, ex-offender status)
    • Other characteristics (e.g. veteran status)
    • Other workforce system factors (e.g. program services provided, geographic location of service providers, industry of employment)