Pilot Project to Provide Work Experience for 13 Homeless Individuals

The VWDB/VJC is participating on a new pilot project called R.I.I.S.E – Regional Immediate Intervention Services for Employment to work with the homeless population at Glendale, Burbank and surrounding areas. Funds for the program come from LA County. The VWDB/VJC is partnered with the parks maintenance section, GYA and the Glendale homeless programs to provide work experience for 13 homeless individuals. This is a short term program, that will end June 30th, 2018.

Information sessions for clients were held in November. Rasheedah Scott is the contact person for this program. Please see her if you have any questions. Click here for flyer and details.

VWDB/VJC Awarded $100,000 to Help Transition Homeless Adults to Employment

GLENDALE, CA (October 30, 2017) – The City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department’s (CSP), Workforce Development Section has been awarded $100,000 by the Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services Department to train and transition adults who are homeless into gainful employment. The funds are awarded from the Measure H bill approved by voters to develop strategies and provide services to individuals who are homeless. “Approved Strategies to Combat Homelessness,” was drafted by the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on February 9, 2016. Continue reading “VWDB/VJC Awarded $100,000 to Help Transition Homeless Adults to Employment”

Uniquely Abled Project at Glendale Community College

Students with Autism thrive in the world of CNC Machining. What many see as a Disadvantage is actually an Advantage for the students of “Uniquely Abled”, a CNC Machining Program located at Glendale Community College. Watch as TITAN and his son Tyson visit this special program and share their very personal story of Success.

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Click here to apply for the Uniquely Abled Program

Glendale College to Host Vocational ESL at the VJC Aug. 28, 2017

GCC birthday image Glendale Community College (GCC) will be hosting Vocational ESL (English as a Second Language) level 3 at the VJC starting Monday August 28, 2017and running for one semester to mid-December.

The classes will be from 8:30am – 12:00pm Monday – Thursday in Room A.

Interested clients will need to take a placement test at GCC. They can contact Naomi Sato at (818) 240-1000 ext. 5033 for the placement test or any other information before 8/28 start date. After 8/28/17 candidates can enroll and test for the classes at the VJC with Naomi. This is an open entry – open exit program and they can be registered by the teacher on the spot.

Uniquely Abled Academy Information Session August 24, 2017

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Uniquely Abled Academy Open House August 17, 2017

The VWDB  and our partner Glendale Community College invite you to a Uniquely Abled Academy Information Seminar.

Learn how adults over 18 with high functioning autism can obtain hands-on training for the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist.

August 24, 2017 – 10:00am

Verdugo Job Center

1255 South Central Ave., Glendale 91204

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