California Consortium Aims to Build Skilled Workforce

Workers with specialized skills are more important than ever to Southern California’s economy. But that trend has pushed many unskilled workers aside while also leaving employers scrambling to fill openings.

A regional consortium of Southland organizations and community colleges is hoping to solve that dilemma.

Los Angeles County’s 19 community colleges, including Pasadena City College and Mt. San Antonio College, have agreed to partner in the region’s first center dedicated to training students for today’s highly skilled and technical jobs.

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