Education & Workforce Development Council

Date: September 14, 2018Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Phone: 2135807538Email:


Closing College Completion Gaps For Our Shared Economic Future
Friday, Sept. 14  
10 - 11:30 a.m.
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017  

A full 65 percent of all jobs in the U.S. will require some level of postsecondary education and training by 2020. In Los Angeles, this trend is already apparent across many of our fastest growing industries, including fields like healthcare, education, technology and business services. For our economy to continue to thrive, we must ensure that our current and future workforce is able to obtain higher education. This is particularly true for our Latino/a communities, who constitute the majority of K-12 students and who have historically completed college at lower rates than other racial and ethnic groups.

Our business leaders and elected officials recognize that we must close college readiness and completion gaps in order to produce the skilled workforce that we need to sustain economic growth. Join us for our next Education and Workforce Development Council, where we will hear from Assemblyman Jose Medina, chair of the California State Assembly Higher Education Committee, Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, as well as present findings from a recent Univision survey on "Higher Education and Latinos in California."

The Education & Workforce Development Council leads business community and educator partnerships to reform our public education and develop the 21st century workforce to successfully compete in the global economy.  

All Council meetings are open to Chamber members only. Media and guests are only allowed with prior approval. 

Special Guests:
Hon. Jose Medina
California State Assembly 

Dr. Francisco Rodriguez
Los Angeles Community College District
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