• What’s the future of tech jobs in Los Angeles?

    Authors: Sebastian De Vivo and Jocelyn Graf The City of Los Angeles has released Building L.A.’s Tech Talent Pipeline: A Sector Report on the Information Technology Industry, a report focusing on the state of the tech workforce in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in 2017. Download the report. With unprecedented…

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  • Implementing Apprenticeship: Theory and Practice

    Jocelyn Graf, the principal consultant at Proficia, has been doing research in policy related to education and work issues for over 15 years. Her work spans academic study, labor activism and human resources management, and training program design and implementation. Graf’s study of work-based learning started when she worked as…

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  • Employment Social Enterprise

    Cultivating experts & entrepreneurs in high-demand specialties; working alongside employers to produce training programs in technology & advanced manufacturing.

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  • Tech Talent Curator

    Cultivating experts & entrepreneurs in high-demand specialties; working alongside employers to produce training programs in technology & advanced manufacturing.

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  • LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

    Wikipedia’s Source Organization Name: LA Cleantech Incubator Description: LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is the City of Los Angeles’s official cleantech business incubator established to accelerate the commercialization of clean technology and job creation in the Los Angeles region. LACI’s staff of entrepreneurs, market specialists, and researchers combined with its 60+…

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  • Social Return On Investment

    Wikipedia’s Source Term Definition Name: social return on investment Description: Social return on investment (SROI) is a principles-based method for measuring extra-financial value (i.e., environmental and social value not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts) relative to resources invested. It can be used by any entity to evaluate impact on…

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  • Employment Development Department (EDD)

    Wikipedia’s Source Term Definition Name: employment development department (edd) Description: The Employment Development Department (EDD) is part of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency of the executive branch of the State of California. EDD offers a variety of services to millions of Californians under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, Disability…

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  • Hack The Beach

    Santa Monica 2.0, Initializing! This organization is looking for innovators to redefine Santa Monica’s community and drive local business! Are you passionate about your community? Would you like to develop innovative solutions that are relevant both to Santa Monica and cities everywhere? Go behind the scenes with their experts at…

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  • LA Community College Students in Tech

    LA Community College Students Build Technical Portfolios

    Highly motivated community college students often focus on transferring to a four-year university to earn a traditional bachelor’s degree. But the community colleges are also a great place for talented students to learn a skill and then move directly into a job. Community colleges are more affordable than four-year schools…

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  • Vocational

    Wiktionary’s Dictionary Dictionary term Name: vocational Description: Pertaining to a vocation (of education) that provides a special skill rather than academic knowledge. In Dictionary: Wiktionary’s Dictionary

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