AI Innovation Challenge:
Shaping the Future of Los Angeles

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries and job markets and to adapt to these changes and remain competitive in the workforce it is critical for job seekers to develop an understanding of AI. In collaboration with Microsoft Philanthropy, the LAEDC Workforce Development team offers LA County job seekers the chance to learn AI fundamentals through Microsoft’s LinkedIn Learning course: Career Essentials in Generative AI. This initiative prioritizes BIPOC, underserved, and historically disadvantaged individuals, providing them with essential skills for their careers. Upon course completion and submission of the Certificate of Completion, participants qualify for a complimentary year of LinkedIn Premium, aiding in their job search and career advancement. Eligibility is limited to students and job seekers aged 16 and above residing in Los Angeles County.

Participants who successfully complete the AI Challenge will have a chance to be invited to our graduation ceremony. The event will feature job readiness workshops, a keynote speaker, networking opportunities, and an exciting opportunity drawing to win Surface Pros, Microsoft 365 Suite, or an Xbox.

Date: June 28th, 2024

Location: TBD

How to Participate

  1. Log in to your LinkedIn account or create a LinkedIn account (must be 16+ years old).
  2. Take the Career Essentials in Generative AI course by Microsoft and LinkedIn.
  3. Send your Certificate of Completion to [email protected].
  4. After completing a short survey, you will receive a free year of LinkedIn Premium.

Free LinkedIn Premium subscriptions are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions or Ready to Get Started? Contact LAEDC’s Workforce Development Team

LAEDC’s workforce development team is here to help with educational & training resources, industry research, business assistance, and employment development.

Jose Pelayo
Director, Workforce Development
[email protected]

Alicia Nyein
Assistant Program Manager, Workforce Development
[email protected]