California Community Colleges and LAEDC Launch Center for a Competitive Workforce

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

LA black workers gathering to create awareness of employment inequity

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.

WDB Year 18 Annual Plan
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

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off Career Fair at Los Angeles Abilities Expo with Paralympian Candice Cable, Maxine Waters, Jan Perry, Charles Woo and other event organizers
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.

aerial image of Los Angeles at Sunset

Background on the Regional Workforce Development Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and the State of California Workforce Development Board mandates regional workforce planning by local workforce development boards. In the case of Los Angeles County, the State has designated the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit for the purpose of regional workforce development planning. This unit covers the whole county and is represented by the seven local Workforce Development Boards

David Crippens, Youth Council Chair and Charles Woo, Chair taking oath of office

On November 16, 2016, the 37 member City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board took an oath of office and then conducted its two hour fall quarterly meeting. Learn More About the Members of the Board

Among the items discussed and actions taken included the approval of $1 million in Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds