Workforce Action Team

Action Team Co-Leads

  • Alma Salazar, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges, State Chancellor’s Office


Action Teams are chartered to address shared regional priorities critical to advancing the triple bottom line--growth in the economy, improvement in environmental quality, and increased opportunity for all.

Problem Statement

  • Growing shortage of skilled workers for major regional industry sectors
  • Thousands of unemployed and underemployed people, including long-term unemployed
  • Growing competition from other states and countries
  • Fragmented and under-resourced approach to workforce development
  • Prospect of comprehensive immigration reform will result in increased demand for workforce-development services

Goal Statement

  • Prepare people for in-demand and/or high-growth jobs in major industry sectors
  • Prioritize workforce-training resources to support major regional industry sectors
  • Create partnerships between local workforce-investment boards (WIBs), community colleges, economic-development organizations, businesses, and labor


To read more about the team’s activity, click on the Summit 2015 Progress Tracker. Check out the team’s accomplishments in 2012 and 2013-14, as well.

For more information about the action team, please email: