Community Economic Development Program


Overview


We invite you to become engaged with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Community Economic Development (CED) Program created by Board of Trustee policy to increase participation by local businesses, students, and workers to maximize the economic impact of the $9.6 billion bond program.  The CED Program includes a comprehensive Local Worker Hiring Program (LWHP), Local, Small, Emerging and Disabled Veteran (LSEDV) Program, and College Internship Program.

Background

On October 17, 2001, the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees established a Community Economic Development Program to maximize local economic benefits generated by the LACCD bond program. This was subsequently reaffirmed on June 25, 2003 and January 15, 2014.  To further its commitment the economic vitality of the community, on January 15, 2014, the Board also modified Board Rule 7103.17 Opportunities for Local, Small and Emerging Businesses to increase the goal to thirty percent (30%) participation businesses in facilities contracts.

Additionally, LACCD entered into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on December 19, 2001 with the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Trades Council and Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters.  The PLA reaffirms LACCD’s commitment to contracting with LSEDV businesses, hiring local and disadvantaged local workers and creating opportunity to enter the construction industry.

 The CED Program includes three key elements:

  • Community Business Enterprise Program supports the local economy by encouraging the inclusion of local, small, emerging and disabled-veteran owned businesses (LSEDV).
  • Local Worker Hire Program aims to assist local residents, including disadvantaged and veteran workers, living in the areas neighboring the colleges in trade and non-trade opportunities.
  • College Internship Program provides District students opportunities to work alongside industry professionals.