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.

Glendale Leaders Present STEPS program to the Employment Training Panel, Oct. 28, 2018

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Judith Velasco, Director of the Verdugo Workforce Development Board,  was a presenter on the STEPS to Employment Training Panel in Sacramento today. Joining her were Senator Anthony Portantino; Glendale Community College Board of Trustee Member, Tony Tartaglia; Dr. Michael Ritterborwn, Vice President of Instructional Services at Glendale Community College (and Verdugo Board Member); Kim Edelman, Executive Director of the Professional Development Center of GCC and Karine Grigoryan, Executive Director of the Glendale Youth Alliance.

Future Forum: Future of Financial Tech, Sept. 26, 2018 at Cal State Dominguez Hills

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Global investment in financial technology (FinTech) ventures reached $25 billion in 2016, clearly signifying that the digital revolution has taken root in the financial services sector. Nearly every sector of the financial services industry has been disrupted by technology. This digital disruption has the potential to shrink the role and relevance of today’s banks, and simultaneously help them create better, faster, cheaper services that make them an even more essential part of everyday life for institutions and individuals.  FinTech’s evolution has revealed both the benefits and shortcomings of technology’s disruption of the financial services industry. While the processes are easier and more transparent, there are still some parts that are dependent on human interaction. It remains unclear whether this presents more of a challenge or an opportunity for industry incumbents, but established financial services players are starting to take bold steps to engage with emerging innovations.

This Future Forum will examine innovative companies that are shaping the future of FinTech, blockchain’s ever expanding role, and how to best prepare tomorrow’s workforce  to address the needs of this constantly evolving and growing industry.

For more information and to register for forum, click here.