Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW), powered by LAEDC, has released a new report, Middle-Skill Occupations and Related Career Education Programs through the Lens of Race and Ethnicity in the LA Basin. The report provides data and analysis of several industries and occupations with opportunities for greater diversity to better represent the diversity of the region’s people. The goal of the report is to highlight well-paying jobs with strong hiring demand, to support decisions that lead to more widely shared prosperity. More specifically it identifies pathways into well-paying jobs that will support a more equitable recovery and better diversity and inclusion in LA’s economy.
The report is hosted on our sister website at CompetitiveWorkforce.LA, which is focused on aligning education with industry hiring, to help colleges develop programs that improve student employment outcomes. CCW’s work represents a transformational model of industry-education engagement that is improving opportunity for well-paying jobs in the region, helping employers develop talent pipelines and making our community colleges increasingly valuable.