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.

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Regional Planning through the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit - What is it?

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.

The Governor and the California State Workforce Development Board, as part of the California Strategic Workforce Plan, designated fourteen regional planning units (RPUs) to organize regionally and

Bixel Exchange founder Sean Arian explains the demographics of the launch to constituents

LA Tech Talent Pipeline flaunts successful six-month report card

Los Angeles – Bixel Exchange, the Center for Innovation and Technology at the LA Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti, rolled out a six-month progress report on LA Tech Talent Pipeline, one of two core programs, on February 6, 2018.

Sean Arian, founder of Bixel Exchange, reported

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.

Los Angeles P3 2017 Strategic Plan - Serving Disconnected Youth

In partnership with Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Community College District, the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LAP3) Initiative releases a strategic plan to address the employment, education, and housing outcomes for 66,000 City and 170,000 County disconnected high school dropouts, probation, foster and homeless youth

On August 2, 2017, an unprecedented LAP3 Strategic Plan was unveiled to address the nearly one out of six young people, ages 18-24, in the City and County of Los Angeles who are both out of school and out of work.