L.A. Unified School District is spending more than $2 billion to expand its engineering and civil engineering programs, and the Los Angeles County School District, the nation’s second largest school district, is hiring nearly 800 new civil engineers, the Los Angelos Times reported.
The Los Angeles School Board said Thursday that it will hire nearly 700 new engineers to fill positions with the help of a new technology to improve their abilities.
The new hires are being hired for positions in education, business and the arts, said Karen E. Miller, vice president for communications for the L.L.
A School District.
The L.SBSD is hiring for positions with a focus on advanced learning in areas such as technology, engineering and math, she said.
The district is also expanding its cybersecurity programs.
“Our cybersecurity program is expanding and we’re seeing great success, including in the data breach that occurred at UCLA in 2014,” Miller said.
“It is also helping to make our school more resilient and to prevent cyberattacks.”