early childhood education class
In an effort to assist Early Childcare Education (ECE) workers that lost their jobs or had their hours reduced due to the Coronavirus pandemic, EWDD held virtual workshops about how the City’s BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers offer resources that can help them stay afloat.

EWDD held the event in support of Mayor Garcetti’s partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District Division of Adult and Career Education (LAUSD-DACE). Offered in English and Spanish, the virtual event detailed how ECE employees forced to pivot their careers during COVID-19 can access services that will help them launch their own businesses or receive training for new jobs.

Assisting Angelenos who lost jobs during COVID-19

Attendees learned about options for Adult School students attending Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, including information about the school’s Development career pathway through the Early Child Equity (ECE) Project. Business related sessions included information on access to capital, entrepreneurship, permits and licensing, along with marketing tools such as how to optimize digital and social media.

The sessions also covered staff, including hiring, employment and employee services offered at the WorkSource Centers. Attendees were encouraged to visit EWDD’s BSCs and WSCs for further one-on-one assistance. LAUSD-DACE gave EWDD favorable feedback and said they were pleased with the series of workshops, participation and engagement.

Explore the various services that EWDD offers by checking out the Business Services, Employment Services and Youth Services pages. Discover what EWDD can do for you!

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of March 15, 2021. Read this issue and more.