Farm work is vital to our society—and dangerous for the people who do it. Farmworkers are exposed to a variety of health hazards: noise, heat, harmful chemicals, and musculoskeletal injuries, to name a few. Farmworkers’ struggles with long hours, low wages, polluted air, overcrowded housing, and frequent relocations often add to their challenges, especially in mental health. What do Californians owe to the laborers who put fruits, vegetables, nuts, and milk on our tables? How are changes in technology and immigration enforcement reshaping the nature of farm work and its health concerns? What progress has been made in protecting the health of farmworkers, and what important steps are regulators or the agricultural industry refusing to take? Organic farmer and artist Nikiko Masumoto, Huron Mayor Rey León, health researcher Chia Thao, and Tania Pacheco-Werner, co-assistant director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute, visit Zócalo to consider how to make farm work healthier.
Over 100 job seekers and community partners were in attendance at the Disability Resource Fair on Wednesday, October 23 at the Verdugo Jobs Center, organized in partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD). Tabling employers included Goodwill, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Access. Keynote speaker Christopher Arroyo of SCDD kicked off the event; Jose Gonzalez, an alumnus of the CNC Machinist Academy, and Olga Cervantes, an Employment Development Department (EDD) success story, also discussed their career journeys.
The LAEDC’s next Future Forum featuring the topic of Healthcare Personalization will take place on October 2, 2019. The Future Forum series is presented by California State University, Dominguez Hills.
This unique event has gathered leading industry experts and developers of advanced technology to take a closer look at what the future holds for healthcare personalization.
Join the conversation and gather insights from SOPHiA GENETICS, whose mission is to combine the first two pillars of Data-Driven Medicine, Genomics and Radiomics to ensure that the data used to help patients today will also benefit the patients of tomorrow. BioStrap, a company in the wearable space, focused on clinical-quality heart analysis, implementing fascinating tech that captures over 2,000 heartbeats every 24 hours, analyzing 29 different parameters, then analyzing against all of your other heartbeats from the last 24 hours. AppliedVR, operating in virtual reality; transforming the patient experience in hospitals, surgery centers, and exam rooms across the country. FocusMotion, creating data-driven orthopedic recovery solutions to automatically assess and monitor pre- and post-operative patients, building the deep learning and diagnostic AI that will transform human recovery. LAEDC, whose mission is to advance opportunity and prosperity for all and the creation of well-paying jobs in the region. This cutting-edge forum will set precedents for meaningful networking and partnership opportunities to enhance and promote the future of healthcare in L.A. County.
Glendale Tech Week 2019 events have gone live! We’ve got 45 pop-up events this year, from an Artificial Intelligence presentation by Beyond Limits, to a talk on the powers and pitfalls of mobile app development, and even a free “tech ride” at Sync Yoga. View the full lineup here, and check out some more opportunities to get involved:
Nominate an outstanding techie to shine at our Tech Awards. Deadline to apply is August 26.
Apply to compete at Pitchfest. Applications close this Sunday, August 18.
Glendale, California boasts a thriving tech ecosystem that is home to over 1000 high tech firms that generate over $5 billion dollars in sales each year and employ over 41,000 people. Get in on the action during Glendale Tech Week 2019 and during our year round programming.
The Verdugo CNC Machinist Academy at Glendale Community College provides hands-on training for adults (18 and over) in the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist. The Academy is designed to train adults with disabilities who want to enter the manufacturing industry. Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders are encouraged to apply!
Interested in more information? Contact Tina Hartyon at the Verdugo Jobs Center (818) 937-8080 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org