West Coast Motion (WCM) is a Southern California Automotive, Truck & Transit collaboration between business & industry, regional community colleges, and the workforce development system. This group seeks to work together in order to initiate the development of career pathways for career-minded individuals, assist in creating a pipeline of better-skilled workers, and help upgrade the Automotive, Truck and Transit Industries towards sustainable business practices.

1) Secure local/state/Federal grants to cover the cost of training current and future workers
2) Identify current and future hiring needs of regional businesses
3) Host industry-driven forums to expand capacity of regional corporations and establish a foundation for information-exchange about emerging products and trends

This project has met it's expected deliverables

and is now being reviewed for future initiatives...

Hollywood Electrics - Electric MotorcyclesEco Nation - Eco Friendly Alternative to  Chauffered TransportationPlug in AmericaGibson OverseasMV TransitOrange County Transportation AuthorityLA County Workforce Investment  BoardPhat Energy - Solar OptionsLos Angeles Community College DistrictLos Angeles Valley CollegeGeneral MotorsLA MetroVertBio DieselMiles Electric VehiclesCulver City Transit Dept.Los Angeles Trade TechLos Angeles Harbor CollegeCity of Montebello Transit Dept.
Focus Groups
1. Transit System: Bus Driver Operation
2. Alternative Fuel/Electric Energy
3. Advanced Drive Train/Bio-fuel
4. Environmental Protection Agency

For those interested in participating in these focus groups,
please Contact us.

LACCD & MTA win NTI Achievement in Transit Training Award for Sustainability Awareness

From left to right: Brendon Sher, LACCD, Sustainable Business Consultant, Krishniah Murthy, Metro, Deputy Chief Officer, Capital Management, Marion Jane Colston, Metro, Director, Strategic & Organizational Planning, Cris B. Liban, Metro, Environmental Compliance & Services Department Manager, Cynthia Shavers, Metro, Sr. Development & Training Specialist, Dr. Felicito "Chito" Cajayon, LACCD, Vice Chancellor of Resource & Economic Development (not pictured) Pam O'Connor, Former Metro Board Chair, (not pictured)

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be part of this new partnership ....

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March 2012 - LACCD awarded $379,000 of Employment Training Panel AB-118 funds for Alternative Fuel & Hybrid Technology Training. Click here for more...

LACCD wins $480,000 partnership grant with MTA. (Funded by the Federal Transit Authority). Click here for more...

January 2010 - LACCD wins award for $1 million to launch Southern California Transportation and Logistics Institute. Click Here for more

Oct 2009 - LA County WIB & LACCD has secured CA Clean Energy Grant (Category 3) Alternative Fuels Program ($706K).

Chevy is hosting a panel discussion that will focus on getting California "plug-in ready" on Monday, Nov. 30th, 6:30pm in Los Angeles.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is scheduled to visit LATTC Oct. 5th at 2:30 to discuss Green Jobs & Clean Energy topics.

Sept 2009 - LACCD receives the City of LA Green Business Certification Program Award focusing on Restaurant, Office / Retail & Auto Repair industries.
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for more details.

Aug 2009 - MTA & LACCD win National NTI Achievements in Transit Training Award for Sustainability Awareness. Click Here for more details.

July 2009 - LACCD secured $760,000 in California grant funds & will dedicate a large portion of this resource to Advanced Transportation training...


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