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In May 2015, the City of Los Angeles’ Workforce Development Board awarded the Hospitality Training Academy an “UpSkilling Initiative” Grant of $100,000, as part of their vision to prevent mass layoffs and also participate in President Obama’s UpSkill American Initiative,

2016-2020 Los Angeles County Strategic Plan for Economic DevelopmentEnsuring a Strong, Diverse and Sustainable Economy for LA County’s Residents and Communities

After extensive public input, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) finalized the 2016-2020 Los Angeles County Strategic Plan for Economic Development. This is the region’s collaborative, consensus “blueprint” for a strong economy. It defines

Hire LA's Youth and CSUN logos At the last meeting of the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board’s Youth Council, Dr. Richard Moore and his evaluation team at California State University Northridge (CSUN) presented an evaluation of the City’s Hire LA’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

In 2015, Hire LA’s Youth met and surpassed Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s goal of employing 11,000 youth in summer jobs, paid work experiences and internships. The bulk of these 11,000 summer jobs were provided through

New WDB Task Force for Under Represented Populations in Los Angeles The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) recently convened a newly created task force. The WDB’s Task Force on Under-represented Populations is comprised of great thinkers and doers who advocate for specific Angeleno populations.

The diverse audience within the full WDB meeting room included representatives and leaders from the

Hospitality Training Academy Ask Joseph Warren and he will tell you outright, “hospitality is not just learned, but rather it is something innate that exists inside you.” Accordingly, Joseph has always strived to practice what his mother taught him…to be a gentleman and treat people the way you yourself want to be treated.

College GraduateThe U.S. Department of Education has a new website for prospective students and their families to sort through and make savvier decisions about college. Consumers of higher education can compare all of the nation's colleges in terms of cost of tuition to the benefits that they are likely to receive in the form of heightened future wages.

Visit and find out more.

Another local resource is LA's Cash for College,, a site that helps students apply for financial aid resources.