Last year, I had the privilege of securing $10 million from the California state budget for the construction and operation of a Biotechnology STEM Hub at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) to increase career pathways in STEM for the San Fernando Valley. This year, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas secured an additional $2 million that will allow LAMC to develop several training programs in allied health professions.
The funding empowers non-English speaking foreign-born STEM workers, and individuals new to STEM, by creating a comprehensive program. With a focus on expanding Allied Health offerings, including vocational nurse phlebotomy, cardiovascular technician, and medical assistant training, our community’s workforce demands will be met.
These significant funding milestones symbolize a shared commitment to empowering the next generation of STEM leaders from this community.