LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGES
For Immediate Release: Contact:
October 17, 2007 Lisa Fitch 213-891-2423
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council President Eric
Garcetti joined Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board President
Sylvia Scott-Hayes; LACCD Chancellor Marshall Drummond; Los Angeles City
College (LACC) President Jamillah Moore; LACC staff; LACC students; and
representatives from the state Employment Development and Community Development
Departments Monday October 15 for the grand opening of the
"Our state needs well-trained workers: nurses, aviation mechanics, respiratory therapists and other professions, and our colleges have the training programs," Scott-Hayes said. "If I can paraphrase a famous movie line – This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
Certificates of appreciation were presented to the
"We're working on streamlining our systems to put training in the most convenient locations possible and tapping existing resources," Villaraigosa said.
In this collaboration, the Center will tap into the
education and training programs available at LACC and the college can create
and provide employer-driven courses and skills certificates for job
seekers. Additionally, LACC’s new
Federal Funding has declined for workforce development programs, so this partnership will leverage training resources and help more students and job seekers find good careers in LA’s growing industries.
“This is a perfect partnership because of the tremendous built-in training opportunities at community colleges,” Richard Benbow, general manager of the Community Development Department said. “We have to get the word out to non-students that we are here and ready to serve them.”
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