LAEDC partners with universities, community colleges and workforce development organizations.

Aligning Curricula with Hiring

LAEDC’s partnership in Center for a Competitive Workforce is producing reports on occupational demand to guide decisions at employers and colleges, as well as facilitating work-based learning opportunities. Visit!

Work-based Learning Opportunities

LAEDC is helping employers develop talent pipelines, and helping colleges partner with industry for work-based learning.  Click to sign up at the Workforce & Education Partner Portal!

Industry Councils

Deans, employers, and other stakeholders come together to solve workforce challenges in aerospace, advanced transportation, entertainment & digital media and bioscience.

Custom Research

LAEDC partners with colleges & universities on custom analysis, to find strategies for the new economy


Attend LAEDC’s events, including industry forums to gain insights


intern programs at LAEDC build public policy skills

“LAEDC has helped us broaden the connection with business and industry, which allows our college leaders to develop new educational options including stackable certificates and career pathway models. With LAEDC’s partnership, the deeper understanding of emerging industry trends helps our colleges deliver relevant educational options so our grads compete for better jobs and employers and growth industries find the skilled workers they need.” – Dr. Chito Cajayon, Vice Chancellor, LACCD

Access the Career Matrix, Preparing Students to Succeed in Future Education and Careers report from California Community Colleges here.

Learn About the Future of Jobs

Vital conversation, videos, articles

Great example of community college collaboration with Toyota, so that grads access good jobs.  We can replicate this model in LA County. 

The “Year Up” program  has launched in Los Angeles, giving 18-24 year-olds in poverty a path to professional jobs.  Watch how it works in this video.