“This report helps us identify skills gaps and align workforce development with the hiring needs of our local health care employers,” said David Rattray, Executive Vice President, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. “We urge participation in our industry council, where business and industry can lead demand driven strategies and partner with our colleges and post-secondary educational institutions to develop fruitful workforce strategies that will further the Los Angeles economy.”

“The state’s investment in California’s community colleges is helping deliver the strong workforce needed to fuel regional economies and advance social mobility,” said Van Ton Quinlivan, California Community Colleges Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures. “The more that employers engage and identify the skillsets they need, the better our colleges can deliver talent.”

The report provides industry data for the LA Basin, defined as the combined total of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In addition, the report aggregates the supply-side talent data from three of the region’s Workforce Development Boards, and the 28 community colleges in the LA|OC Regional Consortium of community colleges, a consortium which includes much of the Los Angeles County and Orange County region.

Center for a Competitive Workforce, housed at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), is a Strong Workforce Program regional project of the 19 L.A. region community colleges in the LA/OC Regional Consortium, the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research at Mt. San Antonio College, the LAEDC and its Institute for Applied Economics, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW) mission is to better align supply and demand data with labor market intelligence, support industry-driven career education and workforce development programs. This serves to strengthen curricula and industry engagement across the region’s talent development systems with the goal to train, educate and upskill a more competitive workforce in LA County for the knowledge-intensive industries that will come to dominate our economic future. This partnership addresses the talent gaps employers face, and better aligns the supply of talent with the projected demand of local employers.

Learn more by visiting www.CCWorkforce.LA.

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