Addressing the Needs of Adult Education in Los Angeles

Action Plan Report CoverJuly 2013
A well-educated population is the foundation of a strong democracy and a strong economy; an educated workforce has been identified by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) as one of five key components central to economic development success. Yet both education systems serving L.A. residents have faced dramatic budget cuts which threaten their ability to provide an adequate level of service, with serious repercussions for social cohesion and economic stability and growth. The Los Angeles Workforce Systems Collaborative Ad Hoc Committee on Adult Education created a preliminary action plan to respond to this funding crisis.

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HIRE LA’s Youth & Bank of America

Ronald Kaufman prepares the students for their internship
Having a job as a Bank of America Summer Intern requires more than showing up for work. Twelve interns, recruited through a Workforce Investment Board (WIB) partnership, completed a rigorous briefing that began the preparation process for the Bank of America’s Corporate Summer Youth Internship Program. The briefing included a program overview, job skills preparation and most important - customer service.

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