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.
The launch was held in partnership with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, where students had the opportunity to tour the facility as well as hear from cleantech startup entrepreneurs. In addition to preparing the youth, the Academy helps develop a diverse, inclusive, local workforce to meet the industry’s talent pipeline needs. If you want to learn how you can become an employer partner, click here!