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Upcoming Session: Career and Technical Education 101 — The Landscape, Promising Practices, Opportunities for Philanthropy

September 11, 2018


Today, there is a growing pool of living wage, middle skills jobs in fields like health care, advanced manufacturing and energy that require education and/or training beyond a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree. However, employers are experiencing shortages of qualified workers to fill these quality jobs. CTE has an image problem and learners are rarely informed about the opportunities a vocational education path can open for them. The good news is that career and technical education is undergoing a renaissance in California and is becoming a promising pathway that can equip people of all ages to pursue rewarding careers and greater economic mobility.

Join Southern California Grantmakers and the Education Funders Group for a session on Career and Technical Education (“CTE”). Joining the panel of distinguished speakers, ECMC Foundation’s Jennifer Zeisler will share ECMC Foundation’s funding efforts and commitment to innovating CTE.

Register for the session on the Southern California Grantmakers website.

Date: Wednesday, October 10
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: California Community Foundation
              Joan Palevsky Center
              221 S Figueroa Street
              Los Angeles, CA 90012


  • Adriene “Alex” Davis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Economic and Workforce Development and Executive Director, Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium, Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Alma Salazar, Senior Vice President, Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and UNITE-LA
  • Jennifer Zeisler, Senior Program Director, Career Readiness, ECMC Foundation
  • Diane Helfrey (Moderator), Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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