Strong Workforce Program

The Strong Workforce Tri-Chair members:

  • Dean of the Business, Design, and Workforce Division
  • Academic Senate CTE Faculty Liaison
  • Director of Workforce Development

The Strong Workforce Tri-Chair’s approval process is a majority vote.

Strong Workforce Funds Proposal Process:

  1. Submit proposal via website. All expenditures equal to or in excess of $2,500 need approval through the Strong Workforce Tri-Chair. Faculty, staff, and administration from the college may submit proposals for the use of Strong Workforce Funds via the proposal submission form: click here

  1. All requests will be responded to within two weeks from submission unless there is significant reason, in which case the approval will take longer (e.g. winter recess). This will especially be the case if there are programmatic changes requiring labor market data or other unforeseen information is needed to help inform the Tri-Chair’s decision. If it will take longer to two weeks for approval, the submitter will be notified.

  1. If your project was not initially approved, you may appeal the decision. 

Expenditures less than $2,500 require approval through the Director of Workforce Development or Dean of Business, Design, and Workforce.

For more information on the Strong Workforce Program please visit or contact the Director of Workforce Development, Julian Branch at


Cañada College Strong Workforce Tri-Chair Meeting Minutes and Requests