Education & Workforce Development Council

clientuploads/Council Icons/EWD.pngThe Education & Workforce Development Policy Council convenes local business leaders interested in partnering with educators in an effort to improve public education, expand access to higher education and develop a 21st century workforce capable of competing in a global economy. 

As a result of the current economic climate, the Council is focused on boosting job recovery for today's workforce while preparing future generations of workers. 

>> Read the Education & Workforce Development Council's 2017 priorities. 


  California Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Series with Tony Thurmond

Friday, July 13
10 - 11:30 a.m.

With the statewide primary election in the rearview mirror and the general election upon us, the L.A. Area Chamber invites you to the second part of our Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) series with candidate Tony Thurmond.

Thurmond has served as a member of the California State Assembly since 2014. Prior to joining the Assembly, Thurmond served on the Richmond City Council from 2005 to 2008 and the West Contra Costa Unified School District from 2008 to 2012. Thurmond notes that he takes pride in fighting for California children and has made them his top priority.

In partnership with the California Department of Education, the SPI is responsible for enforcing education laws and regulations, and for continuing to reform and improve public elementary school programs, secondary school programs, adult education, some preschool programs and child care programs for more than 7 million children and young adults in more than 9,000 schools.

Please join us for a great opportunity to meet the second candidate in this year's SPI race and discuss our state's most pressing education needs.



This council meets most second Fridays of the month, 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the L.A. Area Chamber.

 DATE Jan. 12 Feb. 9 April 13 June 8 July 13 Aug. 10 Sept. 14 Oct. 12 Nov. 9
 LOCATION Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber  Chamber Chamber Chamber

*Council meetings are open to Chamber members only.  


For more information, contact Sonia Campos-Rivera, 213.580.7538. 




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