Drian Juarez and Michaela Mendelsohn (center) moderated workshops advocating transgender inclusion in the workforce at the Transgender Summit
EWDD and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) supported the Transgender Summit Friday, February 23, 2018 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), held by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), an EWDD and WDB partner.

The event was also co-sponsored by TransCanWork, an organization dedicated to transgender inclusion in the workplace, founded by WDB member Michaela Mendelsohn.

The summit’s goal was to share information and resources to support transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals at LA’s colleges and the businesses of workforce partners.

Workforce related workshops included “Cultural Competency for Business,” and “Workforce Certification Panel,” with discussions focusing on developing a training and certification process for LACCD’s workforce partners.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 2/26/2018. Read this issue and more.