Over the past decade, the role of the community college has evolved. Traditionally, community colleges have been the training ground for those seeking to enter the workforce, upskill and/or pursue transfer opportunities. With the new emphasis on employment, more specifically connecting students to jobs related to their field of study, the community college must embrace their new role of not only preparing local talent to be competitive in the global economy through industry responsive curriculum, but also embrace and capitalize on the strengths of its internal and external partners to effectively place our students, in employment that pays living wage or higher. Many of the LA region’s colleges, lack the infrastructure to implement job placement effectively and efficiently. This project seeks to capitalize on and build upon the existing strengths of the colleges and the region and to provide opportunities for professional development and a platform for sharing and replication of best practices, strategies and systems from LA Colleges and others. This project is directly related to improving the quality of CTE outcomes through increasing employment, earnings and living wage attainment for students in the region.

Partner Colleges

  • Citrus College
  • Compton College
  • East Los Angeles College
  • El Camino College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Santa Monica College
  • West Los Angeles College