COVID-19 RESOURCES It is our goal to provide essential workforce services to support the public during this difficult time. The SBWIB has taken a number of steps to ensure the public has access to the resources they need. Select the button below for these resources and please remember the importance of social distancing, washing your hands regularly, staying healthy and knowing the symptoms.

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South Bay Workforce Investment Board meeting

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11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Floor 

Hawthorne, CA 90250    

​Tel: 310-970-7700  • ​Fax: 310-970-7711

CRS: 800-735-2922 •

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SBWIB's 26th Annual Awards Ceremony

Join the SBWIB and South Bay business partners to congratulate and award participants who have successfully made it through SBWIB programs, got training and found employment; also, to acknowledge and thank our many businesses, training providers and community partners.

Proceeds generated from the event go towards sustaining and funding various youth-oriented programs and events, including the Inglewood and Hawthorne Teen Centers and the Blueprint for Workplace Success program.

* Attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event. All are required to wear a face mask.

Visit the following link for information on how to obtain your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

For questions and other assistance, contact:


Watch SBWIB's Executive Director, Jan Vogel Interview with BizTv 

The South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) serves eleven (11) cities located in southwest Los Angeles County, including Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance and Lomita. The board is comprised of 51 members representing business, labor, education, economic development, the One-Stop partners and other local workforce system stakeholders.


The SBWIB embraces comprehensive strategies to meet the needs of business for a skilled workforce, while creating opportunities for workers to prepare for and enter into well-paid careers.


SBWIB programs are implemented through four One Stop Business & Career Centers

SBWIB Aero-Flex Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Edwin Gamez, Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic at The Airplane Factory in Torrance, shares his experience in the SBWIB Aero-Flex Apprenticeship Program. Mr. Gamez had recently graduated from West LA College, with their assistance, was referred to the SBWIB Aero-Flex program and The Airplane Factory, got employed and was enrolled into the Aero-Flex Pre-Apprentice program and then later enrolled as an Apprentice.


The SBWIB has taken a number of steps to ensure Youth have access to the resources they need to prosper amid a pandemic. We strive to assist schools with virtual services through our Virtual Learning Ambassadors (VLA). VLA’s are paid student interns, from the ages 16-24, who support elementary / middle / high school students, teachers and parents who need assistance adapting to a digital presence during COVID-19. VLA’s will receive 20 hours of paid training and up to $1,500 of paid work experience.

To donate to this program follow the link below

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board we are proud to present this 2019-2020 Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments and extraordinary challenges the SBWIB faced and overcame during the pandemic to continue providing essential services and support to our community partners, businesses and individuals seeking training and employment opportunities.

Jan Vogel

Chief Executive Officer, SBWIB

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South Bay Workforce eNewsletter 

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Visit your nearest One-Stop Center for services. 

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