As occupations in the Los Angeles economy increasingly require information-age technical skills, businesses are more frequently partnering with college systems to develop programs specific to the hiring needs expected in … Continued
Category: Workforce Development
After-school programs need our support, and in this opinion article ASM Miguel Santiago and LAEDC president Dave Flaks discuss the importance of state funding for LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment program. … Continued
Digital skills becoming increasingly essential for well-paying “middle skill” jobs, as highlighted by Brookings Institution and this article in Marketwatch. This one chart sums up what’s happening to America’s ‘good’ … Continued
A report will pair data about college grads with data about business needs, to expose opportunities to teach new skills and facilitate more partnerships between business and colleges. The report, … Continued
In response to the growing concern about the fast transitioning economy and job markets, which are becoming increasingly more technical and specialized, LA County’s 19 Community Colleges have agreed to launch and co-invest in the region’s first Center for a Competitive Workforce, which will be housed at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). The Center will deliver on the vision of the statewide Strong Workforce Program with new and better coordination by combining research on the supply of and demand for talent, which may incite changes across the state in how Strong Workforce is implemented.
LAEDC has published the 2017 People, Industries and Jobs Report, which provides in-depth analysis of key industries and occupations for the Los Angeles region, including occupational forecasts. This report was … Continued
LAEDC supports Senate Bill SB 436 (Allen) which would address the growing shortage of qualified science and math teachers by funding a demonstrated program to recruit, train and support additional teaching … Continued