SoCal G2U: Events


Addressing Barriers to Talent and Diversity in Southern California Region Public Sector Careers

The webinar introduced the objectives and approach of a new research study that seeks to document the challenges to attracting talented and diverse college and university students into public sector careers in the Southern California region. 

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)


This study, conducted by RAND and SCAG, has multiple parts including analysis of the literature regarding barriers, characterization of workforce data, and interviews and focus groups with students, career services professionals, and representatives of public sector agencies. The study is also preparing a series of short videos that will showcase diverse public sector employees who speak about their careers and pathways through the public sector. The study intends to make the videos publicly available to help increase awareness of the range and value of public sector careers in our region.

When the study is completed (expected later in 2021), you will be invited to attend a webinar where the study team will present the findings. The study will also produce a report, which will be available online at no cost.