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1900 Pico Bl., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone 310-434-3311, email: cajayon_felicito@smc.edu
In 2007, the first NexTrend event focused on providing educators with an overview of the logistics industry and employment trends. In 2008, NexTrend II will bring together industry experts and educational leaders to create a set of specific and progressive training courses, a region-wide curriculum to support the needs of the goods movement industry, and ongoing advisory groups to sustain and grow an advanced logistics workforce.

Our conference goals and curriculum development efforts were conceived of and developed by a broad-based regional coalition of workforce development institutions.

CaL-WEST (California Logistics - Workforce/Employer/Services/Training)
The CaL-WEST project is a regional, sector-based initiative that is comprised of community colleges, businesses, and State Economic & Workforce Development representatives. As part of its knowledge-sharing activities, an array of training and support services that focus on the needs of the emerging logistics industry has been developed and is continually in refinement in order to better serve its customers. Through positive collaboration, the project continues to serve people and stakeholders interested in the field of logistics. CaL-WEST truly represents the next level in workforce development solutions.

Santa Monica College Workforce Training
The Office of Workforce & Economic Development is focused on developing courses designed to support the skill development initiatives of the private industry. We are committed to working with local businesses in designing programs to meet the specific needs of their employees. Through partnerships, many workers can develop the skills necessary to increase productivity, retain employment and/or help prevent the possibility of being laid-off.

Long Beach City College

Los Angeles Harbor College

Riverside Community College

Cal State University Dominguez Hills

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


United Way of Greater Los Angeles
United Way fights poverty by meeting basic needs, improving educational achievement and increasing financial stability. United Way is committed to increasing the financial stability of the greater Los Angeles community by increasing income levels of 10,000 adults in United Way programs by training and placing them in good paying jobs with career ladders. United Way is a key partner in regional workforce development efforts.

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