Number of colleges participating: 1Lead: Dr. Adriene "Alex" Davis, email@example.com, LA City College
Participating Colleges: Los Angeles City College ($1,192,856)
Sectors: All Sectors
Brief Narrative: The CTE Regional Internship & Jobs Academy (RIJA) provides the Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortia students with dedicated Sector-Based Work-Based Learning Coordinators (WBLCs) with expertise in their respective industries to act as an intermediary with HR Managers to develop a repository for real time openings and separations with existing employers and identified LMI occupational projections for local and regional TOP Code plans. LA/OC students will be provided the opportunity to participate in monthly information sessions, opportunities to participate in region-wide internships, job placements, employer-led projects, campus-to-campus employer job fairs, etc. Most of these activities will be planned and executed on college campuses, community partner sites, and employers’ worksites. The WBLCs would be responsible for meeting milestones that are aligned with program goals around internships, jobs, and other non-classroom activities that acclimate students to the industry and workplace; and work directly with the DSNs to develop an inventory on existing employer partners and expanding beyond the existing employer partnerships. A CTE Regional Internship Academy Jobs Board would be developed where students can upload job portfolios, resumes, milestones on work-based learning completions and certificate/degree completion in response to job openings. The Job Board would be linked to the LAOCRC website and maintained by a dedicated person who would receive updates from the WBLCs.