Workforce Economic Development
Workforce Economic Development (WED) at Long Beach City College 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, the largest system of higher education in the nation. With Economic Development being one of the primary missions at LBCC, we are 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.
Do you want to earn more money at work and move up in your career? Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’re ready to update your skills, we have many programs to serve you.
College Advancement & Economic Development serves businesses of all sizes.
Whether you’re starting your business, expanding your business, or are ready to engage in international trade, our suite of affordable services can assist you.
Browse our programs here or give us a call at (562) 938-5020 to see how we can serve you.
Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, we’re here for you. The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA). We provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses.
The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College is a new initiative to provide training for individuals who seek to join the supply chain and logistics industry.
The training programs focus on in-demand occupations, such as:
The Lifetime Learning Center Senior Studies programs are designed to engage older adults mentally, physically and socially. Each semester the Lifetime Learning Center offers a combination of tours, classes and lecture series to enrich students’ knowledge and appreciation of the world, the arts, and the community.