Sling Shot Project with Glendale Community College – Tuition Waivers

The Sling Shot Project Job Training Project. A Collaboration between the VWDB and Glendale Community College.

Care Coordination is a fast growing career in the healthcare industry. This course will assist individuals in enhancing their careers as a Home Health Aides, Medical Assistants or LVNs by gaining skills and knowledge used in hospitals, clinics and other patient care settings.

The VWDB/VJC has a limited number of course fee grant waivers. See flyer for contact and application information.

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Free Vocational Training & Job Placement for Laid Off Individuals

VSSP Grant

The Verdugo Jobs Center has been awarded the Verdugo Sector Skills Project, which is a grant that provides free vocational training and job placement services to individuals that have been affected by recent layoffs from 10 specific companies such as, Nestle; Shire; Disney; Castaway and many more. Space is limited, all interested are encouraged to contact Veronica Parra vparra@glendaleca.gov or call 818-409-7236.  If you’ve been laid off from any company, contact the VJC to find out if there are any other grants you can qualify for.

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Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Disability Employment Accelerator Grant

The Disability Employment Accelerator (DEA) grant provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities. The Verdugo Job Center works with community partners to assist these individuals with training, resume writing, career guidance and work readiness workshops.  Verdugo Job Center also provides training  in Information Technology and Computerized Numerical Control. These programs, held at Glendale Community College provide case management, soft skills, work experience and on the job training. After the training, there will be opportunities to enroll in either work experience or on the job training with local employers.  Contact Tina Hartyon at (818) 937-8080 thartyon@glendaleca.gov

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Manufacturers Must Invest in Training for Digital Factory Jobs

3D Printer Photo
3D Printer Photo
If manufacturers don’t train workers for next-generation jobs, American industry will have a workforce shortfall.American manufacturers need to step up and invest in training and education for a new breed of digital factory jobs, otherwise those jobs will leave the country.

 “Our big message is that blue collar jobs have become digital,” Sarah Boisvert, founder of the non-profit Fab Lab Hub and author of the book, The New Collar Work Force, “To meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing, manufacturers are going to have to train people for ‘new collar’ jobs.”

New skills will be needed in digital factories. Those skills include the ability to run and repair 3D printers, the ability to collect data, and the ability to work with CAD files and programs. Equally important, prospective employees will need to have hands-on experience in the so-called “maker space;” they will need basic math skills; and they will have to be adept at problem solving.

Those skills are largely unavailable in today’s youth.

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IT Level I Job Training Program Launched

The VWDB’s VJC has partnered with Glendale Community College and Department of Rehabilitation to provide IT Level I training for interested clients.  Disabilities Employment Accelerator funds assist individuals with disabilities with job placement, classroom and on the job training, work experience, career exploration assistance. Eligible clients enrolled in the program may qualify to receive free IT training through GCC. After the training there will be opportunities to be enrolled in either work experience or on the job training with local employers. There are also opportunities for other types of classroom training. To find out more about these opportunities, contact Tina Hartyon for more information.

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