LA Infrastructure and Sustainable Jobs Collaborative

LA Infrastructure and Sustainable Jobs Collaborative is a broad-based partnership of industry, labor, education, community, and government organizations convening to develop a collaborative education and work-based learning academy necessary for providing a well-qualified, entry-level workforce for the building energy, water, communications, and transit systems.  Partnering organizations include: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, The Southern California Gas Company, Metropolitan Water District, IBEW Local 18, UWUA Local 132, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Unified School District, Santee Learning Complex, Community Coalition, SCOPE, Apollo Alliance, and the Mayor's Office of Education, Youth and Families.
CURRENT INITIATIVES

REDI is a collection of workforce collaboratives involving industry, labor, community organizations and public institutions with a specific focus on connecting low wage workers to high wage jobs and industries.  REDI's goal is to strengthen L.A.'s position as a world class city by developing a high skilled, world class workforce.



 
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The Hospitality Collaborative

A collaborative partnership of key public and private entities that are planning and implementing a training program designed to help youth, adults ,and/or displaced workers successfully prepare for and find high-skill, high-wage employment in the hospitality industry (hotels, travel agencies, restaurants, entertainment parks, food service, etc.) in the City of Los Angeles.  Partnering organizations include: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (LA Chamber) and its affiliate the UNITE-LA School to Career Partnership, the California Restaurant Association and its Education Foundation (CRAEF), Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, The Collins School of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), Hilton Hotels, Marriott, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) including Santee Learning Complex and Locke High School, and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board (LA WIB).
The LADWP/Sustainable Energy Development Institute

The mission of the Institute is to improve the economy and quality of life of the City and the region by building a local workforce skilled in the planning, management, and installation of renewable energy technologies.  The Institute is a collaborative endeavor of business and industry, government, academic institutions, nonprofit workforce training/placement providers, and community stakeholders that include:  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Unified School District, SCOPE, Apollo Alliance, the Mayor's Office of Education, Youth and Families, California State University Los Angeles, and the University of California Los Angeles.
 
The Irvine Triple Crown Initiative

A comprehensive career-technical education (CTE) program to prepare low-income, underperforming high school students at Santee Learning Complex for academic and career success.  Currently this initiative is launching a pilot project initially focusing on 1,000 youth in 2 Santee Learning Academies (Public Service/Social Justice and Tourism/Hospitality).  Each of these CTE programs will, through a collaborative faculty and industry planning process, design and implement best practices in career and technical education including creating: industry partnerships; career pathways; contextualized learning (project-based) curricula; theme-based, interdisciplinary curricula that incorporate A-G requirements; community college academic credits; opportunities for work-experience and career exposure;  life skills development including, service learning & community service projects; articulated curricula within CSU/UC 4 year institutions; and a comprehensive student and community support program. This initiatiative is currently funded by a grant from the Irvine Foundation.
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