• Proficia Provides Job Retraining with Government Funds

    Publisher: Proficia

    Job seekers who visit the CalJOBS website can now find Proficia listed as a training provider. Proficia offers three 10- to 12-week pre-apprenticeship programs in technical fields: web development, data analytics, and computer-aided drafting. The goal of each program is to prepare trainees to go into an apprenticeship or work-based…

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  • Proficia Demo Day

    Publisher: Proficia

    Community College Students Pitch Their Tech Portfolios to Employers For the past three months, ten LA-area community college students have been building skills in electronics, embedded programming, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and rapid prototyping. The students participate in weekly hands-on courses with Proficia’s instructors, meet one-on-one with technical mentors and career…

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  • Proficia is a Finalist for the Hack the Beach Contest

    Publisher: Proficia

    People often focus on what’s happening at the national level of government, but local government has a great deal of influence on our daily lives in less dramatic ways. Local government initiatives can improve the quality of life for local residents, but they also create jobs and opportunities for small…

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

    Publisher: Proficia

    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

    Publisher: Proficia

    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

    Publisher: Proficia

    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

    Publisher: Proficia

    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)

    Publisher: Proficia

    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

    Publisher: Proficia

    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)

    Publisher: Proficia

    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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