City of Glendale Will Launch 2 Accelerators

The City of Glendale received $1 million from the State of California to launch a tech startup accelerator. After feedback from the tech community, start-ups, accelerators and potential operators, the City will launch two new accelerators.

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
KIDSX DIGITAL HEALTH ACCELERATOR
 

Focusing on advancing digital health innovation for pediatric health and healthcare. The program will provide innovation in a field that is very timely and will serve as the first Pediatric-focused digital health accelerator in the world. Pediatric health services include the use of artificial intelligence, gamification, virtual, augmented or mixed reality, mobile apps, voice-enabled services and remote monitoring, among others.

HERO HOUSE GLENDALE 

To implement a non-industry specific “Gateway to LA” program that will focus on international or out-of- state companies looking to expand their product in Southern California. It will also accept applicants from Glendale and/or Southern California. This program will be established by SmartGateVC, and backed by Draper University of Heroes in San Mateo, CA, as well as the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America.

for more information and to join the city’s accelerator mailing list, click here.

VWDB Executive and Full Board Meetings, 5-13-2020

The meetings of the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB), and all of its subcommittees, are subject to the Brown Act.

Through a Joint Powers Agreement between the Cities of Glendale, Burbank, and La Cañada Flintridge, the City of Glendale administers federal job training funds received by our three cities. The three cities are designated as the Verdugo Consortium Workforce Area, which is governed by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB).

The Verdugo Workforce Development Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 8:00 am. Click here for agenda

The Verdugo Workforce Development Full Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 8:30 am. Click here for agenda

For meeting information contact Diana Antonio at 818-937-8081 or dantonioATglendaleca.gov

Tech Companies Keep Fighting COVID-19

A 3D printer maker switches to medical devices while an academic group creates ventilators using Home Depot parts.

From ventilators to shields to video machine repair tutorials, tech companies are on the forefront developing solutions to the Covid-19 Pandemic workplace emergencies. One company has even built safe sleep cabins to give healthcare workers a safe haven torest.

Stay Informed about the Coronavirus Pandemic – Resources Online – City of Glendale, Burbank, LA County and the CDC

Stick with trusted and official sources for accurate and timely updates, including Glendale City website www.glendaleca.gov/government/coronavirus;  The CDC.gov, and PublicHealth.LACounty.gov. How businesses can access funds: click here to link to video:

Also, Burbank, CA City updates regarding the Corona Virus Pandemic and work and stay at home information and updates: Click here.

JobSeekers: Please see our COVID-19 Information for Workers webpage for up-to-date information and resources for job seekers. Click here.

Your Employment Network – Verdugo Job Center Has Gone Virtual!

Due to recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19 the VJC is providing virtual services and meetings by appointments only. VJC is closed to walk-in clients. You can still meet with your EN counselor by making an appointment. Please call us at 818-937-8000 for more information or an appointment.

Burbank Libraries Closed Due to Pandemic – See digital resources and other services still available

We will be extending due dates for all Library materials currently checked out. We ask that you keep your materials and wait to return them until normal operations have been restored in order to prevent further spread of the virus.

Many services are available from home:

At present, we are offering service by phone. You can reach the Burbank Central Library at (818) 238-5600 from 9:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, or the Buena Vista Branch Library at (818) 238-5620 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. The Northwest Branch Library will have limited phone service; please call Central or Buena Vista for assistance.

Information about how other Burbank City services are affected can be found here.

Glendale Library Temporary Closure Announcements Re Coronavirus Pandemic – And Access to Digital Resources

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture is working closely with our parent agency, the City of Glendale, to monitor developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and have taken precautions to help prevent its spread. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department, under the direction of the City of Glendale, is closing all library locations and cancelling all programs, events, and classes scheduled through March 29, 2020.

Library staff will continue to report to work and will be available from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday, in order to continue to provide telephone and chat services to the public.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture has taken the following steps :

  • Extension of library material due dates and time to pick-up holds.
  • Discontinuation, until further notice, of the acceptance of donated materials.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture offers many digital resources that you can access from home with your library card, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and even online classes. You can even manage your account and search the library catalog online. Don’t have a library card? You can get one by filling out this form online to get a temporary card that will give you access to all of our digital resources.

Please monitor the Library website for updates, www.GlendaleLAC.org.