EXPAND YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GET ACCESS TO INDUSTRY EXPERTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BRING NEW SKILLS INTO THE CLASSROOM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ​ENHANCE CAREER PATHWAYS

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development is committed to helping you nurture your professional development opportunities.   As LAHC faculty, you can access training and development services that support your instructional programs.

There are various types of opportunities available to faculty that what to grow their resources:

1.  Industry engagement through local trade associations, advisories, and industry workgroups                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.  Networking opportunities that lead to internships, job placement, and mentoring for your students                                                                                                                                                                                          3.  Professional development opportunities designed to help you continuously improve your knowledge                                                                                                                                                                                      4:  Customize your own externship program such as job shadowing, one-on-one technical assistance, and more …..    




Los Angeles Harbor College has an educational partnership with the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California.  Through this partnership, business faculty can get free admittance to the Customs Broker's Exam Preparation Couse.  Faculty who enroll in this program will get the most up-to-date import regulatory information, while they learn alongside approximately 30 business professionals.



Educator Externship Report Content


Upon completion of a funded Externship/Job Shadowing program, all participants are required to answer the following questions (report is limited to a maximum of five pages).  

  • Summarize your experience during the externship.  Please provide some highlights of your experience and areas that could be improved.
  • Based on your externship experience, please describe how you will modify your curriculum, or what activity you will create and present to your students for one or more courses to be offered in the Fall semester.  
  • ​Would you participate in a similar externship/job shadow program in the future?  (If yes/no, why or why not?)  How can we improve this program in the future?

Outcomes: Once classroom content is complete, faculty should submit a demonstration and written description of how they have integrated what they learned into the classroom. 

Dissemination: Faculty is also encouraged to share new materials and discuss their experiences with other faculty during FLEX day activities, faculty workgroups through regional initiatives, and at on-campus Industry Spotlights.


To learn more about the requirements of the externship program contact the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at 310-233-4042 or careerpathway@lahc.edu​