The Capital Area Regional Planning Unit (RPU) a partnership of Golden Sierra, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), Yolo Co and North Central Counties Consortium (NCCC) was awarded $66,000 from Round 2 of “Slingshot” to help address the issues associated with technology on the workforce. The Round 2 funding supports the overall Slingshot objective of income mobility and further supports the collective work of the four Workforce Boards in the RPU. The funding will be used to convene four “Technology Preparedness Forums”, one in each of the respective Workforce Areas. The forums will provide an opportunity for leaders from the Region’s critical industry clusters to share information directly with workforce development professionals regarding the impacts of technology on the workforce. The forums should help shape the scope of services provided to job seekers throughout the workforce development system.
The Slingshot funding is part of an ongoing initiative of the California State Workforce Development Board with a focus on income mobility.