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Employment & Training Alignment

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There are growing industries in NELA, such as specialty trade contracts & manufacturing, in which employment training programs could help better prepare the local workforce. Social service providers, a resource for basic job training and support, could serve as a partner in the training and outreach process. Additionally, LAUSD along with other educational entities, could serve as a partner in creating a career pathway program that connects local youth to high quality jobs developing in the area.

We recommend targeted investments in workforce education and training that prepare people for high-priority jobs and careers in major sectors. An emphasis should be made to create partnerships between the Los Angeles Workforce Investment boards (WIBs), community colleges, universities, economic development organizations, and NELA businesses.


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