Los Angeles

What We Do

The Los Angeles High Impact Information Technology, Entertainment-Entrepreneurship, and Communication Hubs (LA HI-TECH) regional consortium makes it possible for 4,000 high school and community college students to acquire the skills needed for education and employment in these sectors which are critical to the LA regional economy. LA HI-TECH is led by Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, and Pasadena City College and is funded from the California Career Pathways Trust funds. In total, it includes eight community colleges and 30 high schools, local districts and charters, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, multiple support agencies, and 100 employers.

Find out more by visiting our LA HI-TECH page!

For more information about TechHire Los Angeles, contact Anita Dharapuram.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Los Angeles labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 100% Los Angeles
  • 71.4285714286% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Organizational Skills
  5. Problem Solving

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. JavaScript
  4. LINUX
  5. Microsoft Windows

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Web Developer
  3. Database Administrator
  4. Network / Systems Administrator
  5. Computer Support Specialist

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Information Security Analysts
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Software Developers, Applications
  4. Computer User Support Specialists
  5. Web Developers

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Los Angeles TechHire effort a success:

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3S Global Business Solutions
Amaris Media
The Animation Guild - Local 839
Carey Melcher Productions, Inc.
Crossman Wilkins
Dark Room Pictures
EVS, Inc.
Executive Temps Inc.
Film L.A.
Greg Zekowski
Hollywood Production Resources
Larkin-Goldstein Productions
Shadowland, LLC
Sugar House Productions
Quirus, Inc.
Beverly Unified School District
Pasadena Unified School District
Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District
Los Angeles City College
Los Angles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Valley College
Pasadena City College
Santa Monica College
West Los Angeles College
Career Ladders Project
Foothill Workforce Development Board
Leaders on the Fast Track (LOFT)
Los Angeles City Workforce Development Board
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce