Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit – Regional Plan Modification
We need to hear from you! The LA Region’s seven Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) hosted Regional Planning Forums all throughout the Los Angeles region to gather input from community stakeholders and organizations to explore and drive new strategic partnerships that will improve the delivery of workforce services to County residents.
These forums began on October 16, 2018 and concluded on December 13, 2018. The County of Los Angeles hosted (3) three of the (8) eight scheduled reentry regional forums, and (2) two of the (8) scheduled self-assessment regional forums as listed below.
The Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (LA Basin RPU) is comprised of seven local Workforce Development Boards (WDB) dedicated to the implementation of the LA Basin Regional Workforce Development Plan, 2017 – 2021 (the Plan), which is focused on serving the most vulnerable populations. Since approval of the Regional Plan by the California Workforce Development Board (State Board) more than a year ago, the LA Basin RPU has proven its value in working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to create integrated career pathways that provide opportunities towards upward mobility.
In July 2018, the State Board issued policy guidance requiring each of the state’s fourteen Regional Planning Units (RPU) to modify the 2017 – 2021 WIOA Strategic Plans to: 1) align, coordinate, and integrate reentry and workforce services to the formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals; 2) comply with State Plan guidance and state law relating to Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) pre-apprenticeship training and 3) complete a regional self-assessment using the Regional Coordination and Alignment Indicators.
Process and Timeline
The LA Basin RPU will conduct a meaningful community engagement process to modify the Regional Plan. A diverse group of partners and stakeholders will be engaged in a robust planning process comprised of meetings, forums and focus groups conducted throughout the eight (8) economic regions of Los Angeles from September 10 – December 15, 2018. In advance of submitting the Regional Plan Modification to the State Board no later than March 15, 2019, a draft will be available at the websites of the local workforce development boards for a 30-day public comment period from January 25, 2019 to February 25, 2019.
Community Engagement Matters
Community leaders, practitioners and stakeholders all have a voice in determining how best to provide services to some of the region’s most vulnerable populations. More than 500 community partners participated in the development of the LA Basin Regional Plan. Meaningful community engagement to modify and enhance the Plan will ensure inclusiveness and accessibility to career pathway training and employment opportunities throughout the region.