Are you one of the thousands of Californians who’ve lost their jobs due to the pandemic? It’s been hardest on people without a college degree, particularly Latinas and Latinos. And many low-wage jobs, especially in service and retail, are not expected to come back.
Maybe you’re trying to figure out what to do next. Should you switch careers — and if so, how? Which jobs in Southern California are the best bet for a stable future and what kind of education do you need for them?
Should you spend the time and money to get a degree or a certification to move into a new field? If you have a family and/or a full-time job, what kind of higher education programs will accommodate you?
If some of these questions have been on your mind, we’re here to help.
On April 28, KPCC/LAist College Pathways Reporter Jill Replogle will host a Q&A session with higher education and employment experts to answer your questions live. What’s out there for you? What information do you need? And how can you make the right decision for you and your family?
Jenna Gausman, career counselor/faculty at Santa Monica College
Dr. Henan L Joof, dean of student services at LA City College
Jessica Ku Kim, vice president of economic and workforce development at LA County Economic Development Corporation