Leading industry-education partnerships to strengthen our region’s talent development ecosystem.
LA’s Center for a Competitive Workforce equips workers and job-seekers in a rapidly evolving economy.
The CCW’s mission is to support bold and far-reaching strategies to most effectively and efficiently equip workers and job-seekers in a rapidly evolving economy. We directly assist employers and educational faculty with various resources.
HOW CCW DELIVERS ON THIS MISSION:
1 – Data-driven research and analysis on the supply and demand for talent, to inform college faculty, employers and job-seekers about career paths and the changing skills requirements in our fast changing economy.
2 – Industry and Employer Engagement, led by LAEDC, to convene business leaders and faculty, to strengthen relationships and communication, identify trends in skills and competencies, and build efficient talent development programs.
3 – Developing work-based learning opportunities to enable students to explore careers, apply their education and training, understand employer expectations and contextual mixed learning, receive professional mentoring, and on the job experience. (e.g. internship and apprenticeship). This also encourages employers to co-invest in the job and career readiness of students.
4 – CCW Workforce & Education Portal, accessible on this website, which creates a regional infrastructure to efficiently connect students, colleges and employers in real time, to share and activate job leads and work-based learning opportunities on a Salesforce community platform.
CCW is a collaboration between the 19 community colleges in the LA region and the LAEDC, funded through California’s Strong Workforce Program.