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The seven Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of Los Angeles County submitted their Regional and Local plan modifications and were awarded $8,709,066 on March 25, 2019 in Prison to Employment (P2E) Initiative funding! This represents a win for the re-entry and justice-involved individuals in Los Angeles County who make up a third of the State’s supervised population. Although there are currently some, informal re-entry services being provided by

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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 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.

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The City of Los Angeles is a proud partner of the C3 Skills Alliance, a collaborative public/private partnership that addresses the increased need for a Skilled Care Coordination workforce among hospital and clinic health systems in Southern California.

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.