The Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Council hosted a timely discussion with Sen. Holly Mitchell and Audrey Dow, senior vice president for The Campaign for College Opportunity, to discuss the governor's proposed budget and what it means for California's educational system and future workforce.
L. A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas spotlighted BioLA -- an exciting, newly launched initiative created to accelerate the growth of the L.A. bioscience industry in the L.A. region. Ridley-Thomas spoke on the vital public-private partnership needed to support the building of a life sciences venture in the region, that supports a health care ecosystem that fosters innovation and growth in the sector in addition to growth in health care jobs.
At Thursday's Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council members were joined by Martin (Marty) Adams from Los Angeles' Department of Water and Power, and Uduak-Joe Ntuk from the City's Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety.
Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas joined Dr. David Carlisle, president and CEO of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, to discuss cultivating a diverse health care workforce pipeline.
On March 30, the Chamber hosted our first ever interview day for our L.A. Health Care and Tech Talent Pipeline programs at the Vernon-Central YouthSource Center in South L.A., in partnership with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD).
On March 28, Bixel Exchange traveled to Ethos Society, located in the heart of Koreatown, to host this year’s second, jam-packed coworking day organized by their Startup LAunch and L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline teams.
Bixel Exchange welcomes the newest Backstage Capital Accelerator cohort, including their own Startup LAunch entrepreneur Melanie Cristol, Lorals.
L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson discussed his priorities as the new chair of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. The Council also previewed two projects, the Figueroa Centre Project and Fifth and Hill tower. Prior to the meeting, members had the opportunity to join a special program on housing data by Zillow.
Last year, California became the first state to require that publicly traded companies located here have at least one woman on their board by the end of 2019. Nonprofit Council speakers described opportunities and strategies to put more women in the boardroom.
The Chamber partnered with Credential Engine to kick off a regional effort to bring credential transparency and literacy to the L.A. marketplace so that prospective students, employers and others can easily access information about all available credentials in the region.
Los Angeles City College President Dr. Mary Gallagher and Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas discussed two major initiatives of Los Angeles City College: how they are working to prepare students for careers in nursing, as well as what they're doing to address student homelessness.
The Chamber's Government & Fiscal Affairs Council welcomed Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chair of the City’s Budget and Finance Committee.