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News Room & Blogs

UNITE-LA Today: California Economic Summit Success

UNITE-LA was proud to partner and support California Forward and the California Stewardship Network in the development of their annual California Economic Summit, an ongoing movement to make the government and economy work for everyone. The annual, two-day summit was designed to create a shared economic agenda, discuss the Roadmap to Shared Prosperity and set the stage for collective action in the coming year.

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Partner Spotlight: 25th Anniversary Sponsors

We really want to give another huge shoutout to our amazing sponsors for making UNITE-LA’s 25th Anniversary Symposium an absolute success!

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UNITE-LA Today: Talent Rewire Kickoff

UNITE-LA recently proudly partnered with Talent Rewire and the San Diego Workforce Partnership to bring the Employer Action Lab approach to Southern California employers.

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UNITE-LA Today: LA Regional Cleantech Career Academy Kicks Off Cohort Two!

Last month, UNITE-LA launched the second cohort of the Los Angeles Regional Cleantech Career Academy (Academy). Fifty students, ages 18-24, will spend 12 weeks learning about essential skills, industry sectors, local employers and career pathways into the emerging, clean energy economy. At the end of the 12-week program, eligible students will receive scholarships to continue their cleantech education and an opportunity to further their experience through internships with partnering cleantech employers.

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UNITE-LA Today: UNITE-LA Staff Attend ACCE Meeting in Dayton

UNITE-LA staff representatives traveled to Dayton, OH, for the ACCE combined Education Talent Development and Economic Community Development annual meeting.

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UNITE-LA Today: Congress Urged to Fund Workforce Investments

UNITE-LA is proud to serve as affiliate lead for the West Coast for Business Leaders United (BLU) and jointly elevate key federal workforce advocacy opportunities with our state network of business organizations. Most recently, UNITE-LA was pleased to elevate a BLU Advocacy letter for business association signatures to urge Congress to continue to fund workforce investments as they moved through the appropriations process last month.

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UNITE-LA Today: AB 789 Signed into Law

On Oct. 8, Gov. Newsom signed UNITE-LA co-sponsored Assembly Bill 789 (Berman and Cervantes). Joined by eight other leading advocacy organizations in college affordability and student success, this legislative win comes after a year of working with organizations and institutions across the state to develop a student-centered policy.

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UNITE-LA Today: Cradle-to-Career Boards Receive UNITE-LA Representation

Two members of UNITE-LA’s team were recently appointed to two key Boards of the CA state Cradle-to-Career Data System (C2C). C2C was named in state legislation to be California’s source of actionable data and research on education, economic and health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

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UNITE-LA Today: UNITE-LA Welcomes L.A. City Angeleno Corps Interns

Join us in welcoming our L.A. City Angeleno Corps Interns, Melody Flores, Stephy Reyes and Emmanuel Yoque, who started their 10-month internships last month.

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UNITE-LA Today: Step into Tech Keeps Marching On

We graduated our third cohort of Step into Tech participants last month, with 14 of the 15 completing the course! In addition to learning from and engaging with professionals in tech, participants took courses in Networking, Cybersecurity and Data Science through the Cisco Networking Academy. Participants are now continuing with part two, where they have selected one of the pathways above and are taking courses, followed by a test that will earn them a lifetime certification in that pathway, an essential addition to their resume and a true step into a career in tech. We already have one participant who has successfully earned his lifetime certification in Cybersecurity!

A special thanks to our summer Step into Tech partners and volunteers for sharing their time, expertise and experience, and supporting the development of talent our region needs to meet our workforce needs!

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