Senior Manager, Workforce Development Policy and Systems(213) 325-1522 | [email protected]
Edgar Castillo advances UNITE-LA’s systems change efforts to build a skilled workforce that is aligned to regional employer demand for talent and is inclusive and representative of local, diverse communities.
In his prior role, he was part of the growing partnership between UNITE-LA and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to support ACCE’s Education & Talent Development Division (ETD) in efforts to improve the capacity of chambers of commerce across the nation to have a measurable and sustainable impact on cradle-to-career education and workforce development outcomes.
Additionally, Castillo staffed the Education and Workforce Development Committee of the Regional Economic Association Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Coalition, an association of California’s most influential business and economic development entities, representing 19 member organizations and up to 15,000 employers who collectively provide up to 3.9 million California jobs. Most notably, he facilitated the first R.E.A.L. Coalition Press Call highlighting California’s business community support for the passage of the Clean Dream Act. Castillo also led UNITE-LA’s Smart Justice reform policy efforts that aimed to reduce crime and build a thriving and inclusive economy.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and studied Community Politics and Development in the European Union in Germany and Italy. In his spare time, Castillo loves to travel and discover new cuisines, enjoys watching anime and is a high school soccer coach.