California Competes at the CCCAOE Spring Conference

April 20, 2023 
 – 04:00 PM 
– 04:50 PM

CCCAOE’s Spring 2023 Conference focused on Belonging, Connectedness, Student-Centered Strategies, Work-based Learning, Community Partnerships, hearing the voices of those who aren’t being heard, and highlighting the tremendously innovative work that is happening all across the state. This conference will bring learning to transform the model of career development around sustainable calls to action. To learn more about the event, click here.

Dr. Su Jin Jez, California Competes CEO and Lynell Wiggins, Compton College Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development presented the below session on April 20 at 4:00-4:50 p.m.

Transitions to Meaningful Employment: Lessons Learned from A Regionally-Focused Workforce Development Pilot in Los Angeles

To increase completion of postsecondary awards by students from underserved backgrounds and advance successful transitions to meaningful employment, California Competes alongside four community colleges in LA County’s 2nd supervisorial district—Compton College, El Camino College, Los Angeles Southwest College, and West Los Angeles College—conducted a pilot to refine and strengthen a culture of career readiness as a region-wide responsibility, with integrated support from LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s office. This panel discussion of the pilot partners will shed light on the work and progress of the pilot so far as well as practice reforms, lessons learned, and impacts seen.

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