WDB Agendas

Countywide Public Forums on Regional Workforce Development Strategies & Local Plans Modifications

Artistic view of Downtown LA as seen from the Hollywood Hills, photo by Paolo Gamba; Flickr/Creative Commons
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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Workforce Development Board Executive Committee Approves Additional Funding to Prepare Local Workers

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.

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City of Los Angeles Workforce Strategy Center opens at LA Valley College

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at the City of Los Angeles Workforce Strategy Center opening

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.

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