WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING (WET) OVERVIEW
Workforce Development, Education And Training OverviewThe Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), also known as Proposition 63, was passed by California’s voters in November 2004. Workforce Development, Education and Training (WET) is an important MHSA component intended to fund strategies that address occupational shortages in the public mental health field through the increase in consumer and family member employment, workforce competencies and skills, diversity, and linguistic capacity. Alameda County’s vision for WET is to ensure a workforce in Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) that is sufficient in size, diversity, and linguistic capacity to deliver services and supports to consumers/clients and family members that are culturally responsive and integrate the values of wellness, recovery, and resiliency. The ACBHCS workforce includes both the county and contracted community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide mental health services.
Alameda County’s Workforce Development, Education and Training Goals