The LB Co-Lab will engage Long Beach community members in an immersive and collaborative technology deployment and training process to design a technology solution that works for them.

As the digital revolution challenges old ways of doing business, Long Beach residents have told us that they lack pathways to implement their ideas AND feel ill-prepared for the emerging "smart" economy. The Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab) addresses these gaps.

The LB Co-Lab will engage Long Beach community members in an immersive and collaborative technology deployment and training process to design a technology solution that works for them.

Deploy technology: LB Co-Lab participants will identify neighborhood needs in a series of collaborative brainstorming sessions, and then design an accessible technology solution to address an agreed-upon "challenge." The technology implemented through this program will ensure the City invests in technology enhancements based on community-identified needs. Example solutions include digital kiosks, charging stations, public wi-fi stations, interactive cultural augmented reality exhibits, and many more. 
Train: While designing and deploying technology infrastructure solutions in their neighborhoods, LB Co-Lab participants will also be taught professional skills in technology. They will receive career guidance for navigating the tech world and earn a credentialed technology certificate to support their professional development goals. 

Organization Type: Government/public sector
Status: Active
Last Modified: 2023-06-21 00:00:00

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