The Bixel Exchange's virtual tech internships event, Tech Talent Pipeline Employee Showcase
As part of EWDD’s ongoing efforts to provide underrepresented communities equitable access to careers in the tech industry, EWDD’s YouthSource Centers invited participants to the “Tech Talent Pipeline Employee Showcase,” a virtual event highlighting tech internships.

The Bixel Exchange, the technology and innovation arm of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, held the event Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Sixteen employers presented information about their companies, followed by two breakout sessions that allowed young Angelenos to network and connect with potential employers.

YouthSource participants learned about internship opportunities in social media, graphic design and business development, along with other roles. Several tech companies were represented, including EWDD-supported tech incubator Grid110. In addition, companies from industries such as health and wellness, green technology and fashion also offered tech internship roles within their organizations.

In partnership with the L.A. Area Chamber, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the City’s Tech Talent Pipeline in 2017 to provide youth from the City’s low-income and underrepresented communities a career pathway to the tech sector. The program is a component of Hire LA’s Youth, the Mayor’s youth employment initiative, which EWDD administers. For more information about the Tech Talent Pipeline, visit

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of March 8, 2021. Read this issue and more.