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CSU Long Beach And Long Beach City College Partner With Industry To Prepare A Skilled Future Workforce

Release Date: 2019-02-11

By: Samantha Mehlinger

During an era of fast-paced technological advancements and economic growth, higher educational institutions in Long Beach are strengthening partnerships within growing industries to ensure their curriculums keep up with in-demand skillsets and to create new programs designed for the future workforce.

Program heads at both Long Beach City College (LBCC) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) regularly consult with contacts in industries experiencing growing employment opportunities, according to leadership at the institutions.

High job-growth fields in the region include advanced manufacturing, cyber security, cloud computing, welding, advanced transportation and health care, according to LBCC’s research. CSULB’s research reveals other fields with increasing job opportunities, including hospitality, engineering, logistics, supply chain management, project management and human resources management.

Reagan Romali, superintendent-president of LBCC, referred to these as “rapidly changing industries,” particularly with respect to associated technologies.

“We conduct industry research to find out what are the jobs of today and what are the jobs of the future in terms of market demand,” Romali said.

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