L.A. & Orange County Community Colleges: Powering Economic Opportunity

The Los Angeles Basin has a strong foundation for economic and employment growth. In recent years, our region has become a hub for emerging industries and new work models that have and will continue to fuel future job growth.

While the LA Basin has the advantage of an integrated talent development network, new growing industries require higher levels of educational attainment and specialized skills.

The Center for a Competitive Workforce has produced a report analyzing 20 middle-skills occupations for which community colleges offer degree and certificate programs. The occupations are employed by six key industries with a competitive advantage in the greater Los Angeles region. Read highlights of the report below, or download the full report PDF.

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