LOCAL ECONOMIC GROWTH & EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT
A. E3P3 PARTNERSHIP
B. MANUFACTURING GRANT W/ USC
ii. BACKGROUND: The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) is an Obama Administration initiative intended to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in regions across the country. As part of IMCP, in December 2013, the Obama Administration launched a national competition to designate “manufacturing communities.” The manufacturing community designation is similar to a Promise Zone designation, but it focuses on the collaboration of community and industry to boost the economy. The designation would give AMP SoCal “elevated consideration” for $1.3 billion in future federal grants as well as offering unique assistance from 10 separate federal departments and agencies.
The partnership would create “next generation” advanced manufacturing jobs while making strategic investments in the industrial ecosystem that supports our aerospace and defense industry. In addition to big companies, the supply chains of small and medium-sized manufacturers would be included in the project. AMP SoCal would also offer education and workforce training to help residents qualify for new jobs.
C. Semi- Annual Job Fairs
i. SPRING JOB FAIR ( MAY 31, 2014)
ii. GET COMPTON WORKING WEEK ( 9/27/14)
1. BACKGROUND: Get Compton Working Week is the second of two events this year that Mayor Brown will host to spur employment throughout the City of Compton. In partnership with the Compton Worksource Center, Get Compton Working week will feature a week of special workshops geared towards employment preparation and job readiness which includes resume building, interview prep, on the job work etiquette, networking and information for the re-entry population. This week of preparation will conclude with a Job Fair hosting over 100 employers, many of which will have on-site interviews and offer jobs for ex-offenders and veterans. The Job Fair will also feature several seminars including an expungemnt workshop, nursing panel and a presentation for ex-offenders and residents with barriers to employment.
D. COMPTON 2030 | STRATEGIC JOB DEVELOPMENT : LOCAL INDUSTRY, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, SCHOOL DISTRICT, TRADE UNIONS (2015)
E. VOCATIONAL INCUBATOR CENTER (2015)
i. DATE: 2015
ii. BACKGROUND: The Compton Vocational Incubator will serve as a technical training facility for Empower Compton. This incubator will be centrally located within the City and focus on providing employment training for ex-offenders and the re-entry population. Training will be centered around landscaping, food service, graffiti abatement, tree trimming and street repair to supply a workforce for the City���s maintenance contracts. The Vocational Incubator will also serve as a training hub for the 1st Source Hiring Agreement which requires a 50% local hire for new developments and projects supported by the City. As an offsite partner, Compton College will provide vocational training on campus for participants and assist in preparing them for employment in various fields.