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Background on the Regional Workforce Development Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and the State of California Workforce Development Board mandates regional workforce planning by local workforce development boards. In the case of Los Angeles County, the State has designated the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit for the purpose of regional workforce development planning. This unit covers the whole county and is represented by the seven local Workforce Development Boards

David Crippens, Youth Council Chair and Charles Woo, Chair taking oath of office

On November 16, 2016, the 37 member City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board took an oath of office and then conducted its two hour fall quarterly meeting. Learn More About the Members of the Board

Among the items discussed and actions taken included the approval of $1 million in Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds


Innovation in the City - L.A. YouthSource Centers Featured
The Center for Urban Future and New York University Wagner School released a report identifying the City of Los Angeles' YouthSource Center System partnership model as one of the 15 most innovative municipal ideas in the last decade.


Los Angeles City College studentsMayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Jill Biden, and LACCD and LAUSD Officials Launch the Los Angeles College Promise: Guaranteed Admission and a Tuition-Free Year at Local Community Colleges for Los Angeles High School Graduates

Mayor Eric Garcetti and a host of local and national partners today launched the L.A. College Promise, making Los Angeles the largest city in America to guarantee high school graduates in the class of 2017 at least one tuition-free year of higher education.


Gregg Irish and Charles Woo at the 2016 WDB Annual MeetingWDB Also Meets New Board Members and Learns About City’s Workforce Restoration Plan

At its July 20, 2016 annual kickoff to the new Program Year meeting, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board and its Youth Council honored organizations that made financial contributions and hiring pledges to support the City's ongoing Hire LA's Youth Initiative.


Diversity Job and Career FairConnecting Transgender Job Seekers to LA's Employers

Held on June 20, 2016, the LA's Diversity Job and Career Fair focused on connecting transgender job seekers with employment opportunities in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

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