College Advancement & Economic Development

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. 


Training for Your Employees

College Advancement & Economic Development prepares today’s workforce for the demands of tomorrow. 

Employers can register their employees for an open enrollment course.  We can also offer customized trainings on site at a business location (locally, regionally, or nationally) or host a training at Long Beach City College that is open only to your employees.