Dr. Philip Starr

Executive Director, Managed Career Solutions, SPC

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Dr. Philip Starr

Dr. Philip Starr is the Executive Director of Managed Career Solutions. He holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Ryokan College), Master of Science in Educational Psychology (USC), and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (UCLA). Dr. Starr has extensive knowledge of workforce, business and economic development. As one of the principal founders of MCS, his work history is inclusive of the development and execution of programs that provide employment, training, access to capital and support services to businesses and job seekers across Southern California with a special service emphasis on the City and County of Los Angeles. At present, MCS maintains over 120 staff dedicated to providing critical workforce and economic development services to job-seekers and local businesses.

Dr. Starr has over 25 years direct leadership and experience managing City, County, State, and Federal contracts, including: WIOA/WIA; JTPA; CalWORKs, CDBG, TFSS, DPSS, SSA and DOL programs. Dr. Starr ensures that MCS staff consistently meet and exceed contractual outcomes and provide tangible benefits and economic empowerment to the community. Additionally, Dr. Starr is an adjunct faculty member for California State University Los Angeles’ Professional and Global Education Program (PAGE). He has taught multiple subject courses for an 18 month Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program in collaboration with the California Workforce Association (CWA).