On September 8, 2017, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti joined numerous City, County and District officials to celebrate the grand opening of the Los Angeles Workforce Strategy Center at Los Angeles Valley College.
The new center represents the alignment of higher education and workforce development to meet the evolving labor force demands of the region's growth industries. Programs, offered in conjunction with the City's Workforce Development System, will expand on Los Angeles Valley College's existing training academies which focus on the biotech, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
Rapidly Changing Skills Requirements Prompt Industry-College Initiative
Los Angeles County's 19 Community colleges, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Southern California Leadership Council, and the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, have launched
Report by UCLA: LA is in "Throes of a Black Jobs Crisis"
At the April 27, 2017 meeting of the Workforce Development Board's Executive Committee, DeAndrea Lottier and Tamara Haywood, managers of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, presented the findings of UCLA's report, Ready To Work, Uprooting Inequity: Black Workers in Los Angeles County.
On June 21, 2017 and June 28, 2017, respectively, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the Workforce Development Board's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2017-2018 Annual Plan.
The Annual Plan covers the service strategies, activities and budget for the City’s Workforce Development System. It outlines how the City will
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the Abilities Career Fair at the Los Angeles Abilities Expo 2017, held on Friday, March 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Abilities Expo is a nationwide set of large-scale exhibitions focused entirely on the wide variety of services, products, advocacy and activities for the disability community.