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

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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.

Eight forums will be held in November and December, and will be focused on Assessing the Effectiveness of Regional Programs and Tools. Eight forums focused on Effective Prison to Employment Strategies were previously held in October.

Also in November and December, the City of LA Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) will conduct a series of public forums to gather public input related to the Preparation of the State of California Required Local Plan Modification.

The public is invited to attend any City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board Meeting. All of these meetings are open to the public.



8 Forums to Assess the Effectiveness of Regional Workforce Development

Join in community discussions about the successes and shortfalls in current regional workforce strategies. Representatives from local workforce development practitioners, and leaders and stakeholders from the nonprofit, social services, education, labor, business and government sectors will be in attendence.

The methods under discussion will include regional planning, coordination and workforce development services provided by the seven Workforce Development Boards within Los Angeles County and their partners through several State of California initiatives including the Slingshot, High Road Partnerships, and Accelerator grant funds.

The State of California seeks to underwrite work that will push progress in achieving three main objectives:
  1. In-demand skills attainment
  2. Upward mobility of workers
  3. Equity for individuals with barriers to employment

These forums will also discuss and review an assessment tool provided by the State to gauge the level of success of the regional efforts.

Input from these meetings will be used to refine the comprehensive regional workforce development plan created by the City of Los Angeles WDB and the six other local WDBs serving the jobseekers and employers within Los Angeles County. This effort is required and guided by the State of California Workforce Development Board.

Regional Coordination and Alignment Indicators Self-Assessment Meetings

Santa Clarita Valley

Tuesday, December 11
9:00 - 11:30am

AMS Fulfillment
28624 Witherspoon Parkway
Valencia 91355
661-775-0611

hosted by County of LA Workforce Development Board

Central LA

Tuesday, December 11
5:00 - 7:30pm

Central City Neighborhood Partnership
501 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles 90017
213-482-8618

hosted by City of LA Workforce Development Board

Online RSVP Available

San Fernando Valley

Thursday, December 13
9:00 - 11:30am

Verdugo Jobs Center
1255 South Central Avenue
Glendale 91204
818-409-0476

hosted by Verdugo Workforce Development Board

San Gabriel Valley

Thursday, December 13
2:00 - 4:30pm

Foothill Workforce Development Board Offices
1207 East Green Street
Pasadena 91106
626-796-5627

RSVP to Annette Kelly-Whittle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

hosted by Foothill Workforce Development Board

South Bay


This forum was held on Wednesday, November 14, hosted by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board

South Bay Workforce Investment Board Offices
11539 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne 90250
310-970-7700

Gateway Cities


This forum was held on Wednesday, November 14, hosted by the Southeast LA Workforce Development Board

Southeast LA Workforce Development Board Offices
10900 East 183rd Street
Cerritos 90703
800-481-6555

Antelope Valley


This forum was held on Thursday, November 15, hosted by the County of LA Workforce Development Board

University of Antelope Valley
44055 North Sierra Highway
Lancaster 93534
213-738-2600

Westside LA


This forum was held on Thursday, November 15, and hosted by the City of LA Workforce Development Board

West LA WorkSource Center
5446 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City 90230
310-309-6000




Public Forums to Discuss the State of California Required Local Plan Modification

City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department is hosting community forums on how to modify the City's "Local Plan" to better provide workforce development services to more residents. These public meetings will be scheduled in late November through early December. The goal is to obtain community and service provider opinion and suggestions about Local Workforce Collaboration with CalFresh Employment and Training Programs. These forums will provide workforce development partners, stakeholders and community residents an opportunity to provide valuable input to drive new strategic partnerships to better serve the workforce development needs following the priority populations identified by the state:
  • Disabled/Uniquely-Abled
  • CalFresh Employment & Training
  • Non-custodial parents receiving services from Local Child Support Agencies
  • English language learners, foreign born, and refugees

State of California Required Local Plan Modification Forums

Boyle Heights

Thursday, November 29
6:00 - 8:00 pm


LA Youth Opportunity Movement
Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center
1600 East 4th Street
Los Angeles 90033

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Community Forum on Local Workforce Collaboration with CalFresh Employment and Training Programs

Online RSVP Available

San Fernando Valley

Tuesday, December 4
1:00 - 3:00 pm


Los Angeles Valley College
Academic and Career Advancement Building, Room ACA 2505
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen 91401

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Community Forum on Local Workforce Collaboration with CalFresh Employment and Training Programs

Online RSVP Available

South Los Angeles

Thursday, December 6
1:00 - 3:00 pm


LA Youth Opportunity Movement
Watts YouthSource Center Recreation Room
1773 East Century Blvd
Los Angeles 90002

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Community Forum on Local Workforce Collaboration with CalFresh Employment and Training Programs

Online RSVP Available

Van Nuys

Friday, December 7
10:00 - 12:00 pm


Van Nuys Civic Center
Marvin Braude Building, Conference Room B
6262 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys 91401

Get the Flyer

Community Forum on Local Workforce Collaboration with CalFresh Employment and Training Programs

Online RSVP Available