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In 1990, The Deans and Director of California Schools of Social Work and the County Welfare Directors Association created the California Social Work Education Center ( CalSWEC) in order to improve the training of social workers for the publicly supported social services and in response to the critical shortage of MSW's in public child welfare.

In 1992, CalSWEC entered into a contract with the California Department of Social Services to prepare MSWs for careers in public child welfare. Support for these students is provided through federal Title IV-E training funds managed by the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.The School of Social Work at San José State University began its participation in 1991 with its first class graduating in 1993.