Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) Virtual Roundtable Convening

California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez participated in the roundtable convening on March 21st to inform the design and launch of the California’s Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP).

This roundtable convening engaged diverse stakeholders across multiple sectors, including campus leaders, students, employers, work-based learning program leaders and philanthropic partners. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from a panel of various work-based learning models and participate in group discussions to generate thought-partnership on how to best support campus participation and management of LAEP funds, as well as strategies to engage current and prospective employers. Specifically, roundtable participants tackled the following questions:

  • How should “learning-aligned” employment be defined?
  • What does effective employer engagement look like?
  • How can we ensure equitable student access and success?