Workforce Education and Training Programs (WET)

The 2020-2025 Workforce Education and Training (WET) program will address the shortage of mental health practitioners in the public mental health system (PMHS) through a framework that engages Regional Partnerships and supports individuals through pipeline development, undergraduate scholarships, education stipends, and educational loan repayment.  The program also supports systems through peer personnel preparation, psychiatric education capacity, the Train New Trainers Psychiatry Fellowship Scholarship, and research and evaluation. 

Application Cycles#

Peer Personnel Training and Placement#

OSHPD contracts with Peer Personal Training Programs to support individuals with lived experience as a mental/behavioral health services consumer, family member, or caregiver placed in designated peer positions within the Public Mental Health System. 

Application Dates#

  • Opens January 16,  2020, 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closes March 30 , 2020, 3:00 p.m. 


WET Five-Year Plan#

In January 2019, the California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC)approved the 2020-2025 WET Five-Year Plan

Contact Us#


Phone: (916) 326-3700

Join the MHSA WET Mailing List

Check the “Mental Health/Workforce Education and Training (WET)” box on the Subscribe to OSHPD Announcements page.