Linking Education with Industry
College Advancement & Economic Development (CAED) at Long Beach City College (LBCC) is dedicated to bridging the gap between fulfilling business needs for a qualified workforce and providing education and training, including skill sets relevant to jobs in the 21st century.
With nearly 30,000 students, LBCC is among the largest of the 113 colleges in the California Community Colleges System (CCC), the largest system of higher education in the nation. Economic Development being one of the primary missions of the CCC, CAED at LBCC is committed to delivering programs and services that contribute to a competitive workforce and business development in the global market.
We achieve our mission through programs and special projects, funded by federal, state, local and private dollars. Our staff is well versed in project management to ensure accountability of project/grant outcomes.
Workforce Development programs serve adult learners and post-secondary students by preparing them for employment in areas that require technical skills, particularly in the fields of information technologies, transportation, and healthcare.
Small Business Development programs serve small business owners and entrepreneurs, assisting with business operations, expansion and start-ups via the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network, the SoCal Regional Center for 10,000 Small Businesses at LBCC, and Innovation Fund SoCal.
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