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The Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of LA County are seeking public input on modifications to the region’s Workforce Development Plan. The Draft Modification to the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit Regional Workforce Development Plan 2017-2020 was open to public review and comment through March 10, 2019.

The Los Angeles Workforce Development Area Local Plan was also open for public review and comments through March 10, 2019.

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The seven Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of the Los Angeles region are hosting 16 public meetings across the city and county to enhance and strengthen the workforce development system. In addition, several public forums will be held to discuss California Local Plan Modifications.

The community is invited to join the discussion on improving employment services and to share personal assessments of the progress of our regional workforce development plan.

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The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) recently released the final Year 19 Annual Plan for Program Year 2018-2019.

The 2018-19 Annual Plan plan covers the service strategies, activities and budget for the City’s Workforce Development System and outlines how the City will deliver and promote services to create a trained workforce with access to good jobs, which will lead to the development of a strong regional economy.

Gregg Irish, recipient of the 2018 CWA Lifetime Achievement Award

Gregg Irish, Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB), received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the California Workforce Association (CWA) WORKCON 2018 conference on May 3, 2018.

LA CIty WDB Executive Committee approves over $1 million in funding for LA area job training programs

Los Angeles, CA - The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) has consistently proven itself as an essential role in the training and preparation of workers for needs of the Los Angeles local and regional economy. On February 28, 2018, the WDB Executive Committee approved funds to be spent on the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (better known as LA:RISE); the implementation of the LA Basin Regional plan, in which all seven workforce boards unite to collectively plan for regional improvements; and awarded Catholic Charities of Los Angeles to provide services for the LA Reconnections Career Academy (LARCA) 2.0 Program.

Bixel Exchange founder Sean Arian explains the demographics of the launch to constituents

LA Tech Talent Pipeline flaunts successful six-month report card

Los Angeles – Bixel Exchange, the Center for Innovation and Technology at the LA Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti, rolled out a six-month progress report on LA Tech Talent Pipeline, one of two core programs, on February 6, 2018.

Sean Arian, founder of Bixel Exchange, reported