VWDB Executive Meeting Oct 13, 2021

The meeting will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M and run to 8:30 A.M.
RSVP to: Diana Antonio  (818) 937-8081, dantonioATglendaleca.gov

VWDB meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public who wishes to participate must contact Diana Antonio at least 48 hours before the meeting date to receive meeting call in information.

Agenda and Minutes of last meeting can be downloaded here.

Verdugo Workforce Development Board One-Stop Partnership Quarterly Meeting: Sept 1, 2021

The next Verdugo Workforce Development Board One-Stop Partnership Quarterly Meeting will be held online Sept 1, 2021 at 9:30AM PDT

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings: September 1, 2021 ; December 1, 2021; March 2, 2022; and June 1, 2022 

Questions? Contact Diana Antonio @ (818) 937-8081, dantonioATglendaleca.gov

Click here to download agenda and minutes of the last meeting

Next VSTCC Meeting Aug. 25, 2021

Verduugoo School to Career Coalition (VWDB) meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public who wishes to participate must contact Diana Antonio at least 48 hours before the meeting date to receive meeting call-in information. 

The meeting will begin promptly at 9:30 A.M. 

RSVP to: Diana Antonio @ (818) 937-8081, dantonioATglendaleca.gov 

Cyber Security for Executives & Small Business Owners – Aug. 23, 2021 SBS/SCORE LA Webinar

8-23-21 10:30AM PDT ••• $10 ••• presented by Small Business Administration Click Here to Register

Most executives are not aware of cyber risks that threaten their businesses. They need to manage cyber security risks in the same thoughtful and intelligent way as they manage other aspects of their business.  Fortunately, they don’t need to be a technology expert to improve their cyber risk management skills. This workshop provides practical and to-the-point information for busy executives and small business owners. 

What you will learn:

• Real issues with examples that are easy to understand
• Big picture events driving cyber-crimes today and the top cyber risks that affect executives and their businesses
• Examples of common cyber-attacks, including actual impacts to real businesses
• Using germ theory to explain how good “security hygiene” can help executives and their businesses combat security threats and introduce the top actions executives can take to avoid threats such as phishing, identity theft, hacking, and financial fraud
• Affordable tools that can help owners mitigate the most common cyber risks

RESCHEDULED! – Glendale Tech on Tap Meetup: NFT’s, Blockchain & Crytocurrency 101, Online Event Thursday JULY 8, 2021

Want to learn more about NFT’s, Blockchain, and Crypto? Thinking of entering the “crypto space”? Join our special guest speakers, Armen Chircorian and Levon Muradian of pxmlmade, to discuss the future integration of NFT’s, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrencies, into products, artworks, music, web applications, and more! In this month’s Tech on Tap event, our guest speakers will highlight the research needed before entering the “crypto space,” the current investments being made into developing second lifeworlds with NFT’s and blockchain, and how the world is utilizing cryptocurrencies as the vessel in an ever-evolving frontier – the new internet. Sign up today!

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:30pm online

Go to Meetup dot com to register for event


Glendale Tech on Tap: First Party Data – The Future of Advertising, April 28, 2021

With various global and local privacy laws (GDPR & CCPA) and standards in collecting personal data such as email, phone number, cookie or mobile ID, it is going to be more and more important for businesses who plan to advertise to do it in such a way they are more efficient.

Glendale businesses that engage in any type of digital marketing will need to understand what is happening so they can prepare themselves as they engage in any type of digital advertising in the future including working with the big platforms like Facebook and Google.This will be an online event, April 28, 2021 from 2-3pm. Click here for more information about event


Verdugo Workforce Development Board Public Meeting – Local Workforce Development Plan 2021-2024

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) has released two draft documents for public review and comment: 1) VWDB Local Workforce Development Plan 2021– 2024 (Draft); 2) Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (LABRPU):  Regional Workforce Development Plan 2021– 2024 (Draft).

The draft Local Plan establishes the types of workforce development activities that will be offered in the Verdugo Workforce Development Area (VWDA), including programs for unemployed job seekers and youth. The Plan will also include programs to assist local businesses to ensure they have the qualified workforce to meet their organizational needs. The VWDA consists of the cities of Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge which is governed by a Joint Powers Agreement that creates the Verdugo Consortium.

The draft Regional Plan articulates how the LABRPU will build intentionality around industry sector engagement, drive workforce development outcomes across multiple jurisdictions, and expand on-ramps to career pathways for individuals who experience barriers to employment..

Download the VWDB Local plan here

Download the draft LABRPU Regional Plan here

Comments, for the Regional Plan, including any disagreements with the plan, are welcome; however, must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2021. Comments should be emailed to MaryAnn Pranke at MPranke@GlendaleCA.gov.