Prepping the Workforce for Smart Automation

Companies can ensure successful deployment of automation by getting buy-in from the workforce and offering retraining. Without the buy-in, workers won’t use the technology.

Companies can reduce the friction of new technology deployment by using collaborative approaches that can produce an abundance of opportunities for the existing workforce. The solution involves a number of strategies, including, gaining buy-in from the company’s workforce, making the new technology familiar, repositioning the workforce infrastructure, and creating retraining programs.

Craig Salvalaggio, VP of Applied Manufacturing Technologies will discuss these strategies in the session, Leading the Change: Digital Transformation & the Workforce of the Future, at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim on Feb. 5, 2019.

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VWDB Releases Four-Year Local Plan Modification for Public Review & Comment

GLENDALE, CA -The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) announced today that it released its draft Local Workforce Development Plan Modification 2019 document for public review and comment.

Background & Purpose

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (“WIOA”) mandates regional workforce planning as does the State of California. Each of the seven local Workforce Development Boards of the Los Angeles Basin has drafted a local plan for its specific workforce development activities. These local plans align with the regional plan and will be attached to the regional plan upon local WDB approvals. 

The Local Workforce Development Plan for the Verdugo Workforce Development Area describes how the workforce development system will be implemented in the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, and La Cañada Flintridge. The Local Plan Modification will be implemented to assist the VWDB in meeting its vision of: “An economically vibrant, tri-city region with thriving businesses, youth and job-seekers on career paths that reflect their highest potential.”Funding for the workforce development system is primarily through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act administered by the United States Department of Labor.

The draft plan is be available here public review and comment: Click for Draft Plan in PDF format.

Hard copies will be available for review at the Verdugo Jobs Center located at: 1255 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204; Hours 8am to 5pm, M-F; Free parking available.

Please email all comments for both draft plans to mprankeATglendaleca.gov 

Community Forum – Dec. 13, 2018 – Regional Plan

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The Verdugo Consortium, serving the cities of Glendale, Burbank, and La Cañada Flintridge, is administered by the City of Glendale through a joint powers agreement.  The Verdugo Consortium is governed by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB).  

The VWDB is hosting a forum for the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit to solicit public comment and recommendations on the Regional Plan. 

Subject:           Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (RPU) – Self-Assessment Forum

Date/Time:      Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:00 am. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:         Verdugo Jobs Center, 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA  91204

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Voices in Action Forums

Join the discussion on important employment issues that affect your community 

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board wants to put your voice into action! We invite you to our Stakeholder and Community Forums where we want to hear from you about important employment issues that affect you today. Your valuable feedback is critical in the development of a plan that is reflective of our community’s workforce needs. 

Forums run October 18 to Nov 15. Click here to download flyer with details.