Please join us on November 8th for the 4th Annual Future of Work Conference, where faculty, government, industry and college leadership will come together to discuss:
Removing Barriers to Increased Job Placement and Work-based Learning
More than 1.8 million students attend 116 California community colleges, one of the largest educational systems in the United States. Yet, despite the size of the system and depth of our campuses, and many years of investments in academic programming, fee waivers and campus improvements, our students are increasingly stepping away from their academic paths and struggling to access work-based learning and jobs that can lead to economic mobility. This is particularly true for our students of color and low-income students. We must do better.
The Future of Work Conference seeks to identify the challenges of connecting students to high demand jobs, including outdated regulations, bureaucratic rigidity, and longstanding misconceptions regarding the role of the community colleges and to further identify and advance legislative and operational solutions to overcoming these barriers to success.
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|9:00 AM||Welcome||Dr. Erika Endrijonas, President-Superintendent, Pasadena City College|
|9:05 AM||Video Presentation||"Dreams of My Future" feat. Pasadena City College Student Voices|
|9:10 AM||Opening Remarks||Leslie Thompson, Director of Operations, Economic and Workforce Development, Pasadena City College|
|9:25 AM||Opening Keynote||Dr. Su Jin Jez, Executive Director, California Competes|
|10:15 AM||Fireside Conversation||
Martin Hernandez, Senior Program Associate, Los Angeles County Department of Arts
|11:30 AM||Closing Keynote||Stephen Cheung, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation|
Please view our recording of last year's Future of Work Conference here.