Recently I had the opportunity to interview a real innovator and change agent in the field of workforce development, Simon Lopez, Vice President of Workforce & Career Development Workforce Development. For those of you not familiar with Workforce Development, here is a link to learn more about these vital programs that help communities improve economic and employment opportunities.
Goodwill of Southern California is one of the leading providers of workforce development services to the Los Angeles and Southern California regions, and a part of Goodwill Industries International. In particular, Goodwill’s focus is on helping individuals with various disabilities get job training and employment opportunities so they can become more independent.
In this video, Simon Shares his insights on how technology should be leveraged more to help solve some of these big social challenges such as unemployment and poverty.