Workforce, Education and Training (WET) component provides funding to improve the capacity of the behavioral health workforce. Because of the critical workforce shortages in behavioral health, the Act provides funds to train, develop, and recruit a diverse workforce including consumers, family members, licensed professionals and others who are qualified to deliver client-driven, recovery-oriented, strengths-based services.
Santa Clara County’s Initial Workforce Education and Training (WET) plan was approved on August 27, 2009. The plan will improve and transform the behavioral health system by enhancing the skills of the workforce, expanding roles for consumers and family members and increasing cultural and linguistic diversity. The plan consists of $4.1 million in education and training programs annually.
The plan requests that all remaining WET funds ($9,250,800) be disbursed to the County in FY09-10. Below, please find an Executive Summary and the full plan.
Please contact Jeannette Ferris, WET Coordinator at 1 (408)792-3911 or Jean[email protected] if you have questions.
- Quick Links
- Learning Partnership Training
- OSHPD's Mental Health/Workforce Education and Training (WET)
- Cal Voices' W.I.S.E. University (Workforce Integration Support and Education)
- California Future Health Workforce Commission
- CIBHS' Peer Employment Information & Resources
- The Collaborative (Greater Bay Area Mental Health Education Workforce Collaborative)
- DHCS' CBHPC's Workforce and Employment Committee (WEC)
- SJCC ADS Dept. Peer Mentor Certificate
- Resources for Integrated Care