CDTech, in partnership with L.A. Trade Tech College has worked to develop the Community Planning and Economic Development Program to engage students in how to rebuild economic power in their communities.
In August of 2015 we prepared a memo that included worker cooperative educational resources compiled by our team. We collected this information from worker cooperative developers, colleges, and universities in the U.S. and beyond. We also included films, sample presentations, and an annotated bibliography that could be used to support classes.
We are now in the process of developing two “Introduction to Worker Cooperatives” workshops for CDTech’s faculty and constituents. In addition, we are working with them to design and support a one-credit course for future CDTech offerings.
CDTech’s mission is to build livable and economically viable communities in the low-income areas of Greater Los Angeles. This is accomplished by strengthening the skills and self-sufficiency of residents, businesses and community serving institutions through a variety of capacity building and direct service programs.