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LBCC Kicks Off New Initiative To Link Students With Employers

Release Date: 2019-05-06

By Alena Maschke

On a sunny morning at the end of April, elected officials from several South Bay cities, representatives from local businesses and Long Beach City College staff came together to celebrate the launch of the school’s new Center for Community and Industry Partnerships.

The center, which was officially launched on April 23, aims to connect businesses, city agencies and local organizations with LBCC students and educators to enable and improve workforce development.

“Our partners will share their experience with our students and provide important guidance that will have a tremendous impact on both their personal and professional lives,” LBCC Board of Trustee President Sunny Zia said in her speech on LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus. In return, she noted, “They’ll get access to our network of businesses and agencies, and a plethora of exposure in the community for their investment in our students. Because if they succeed, business succeeds. And when business prospers, labor prospers.” Zia was joined on stage by numerous industry partners, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and others.

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal