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.

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.

CSUN named Innovation & Prosperity University

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CSUN named Innovation & Prosperity University and Named 2018 Social Mobility Innovator by The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

A working group comprised of several CSUN associates, found that the university was directly responsible for a $2 billion economic impact and created more than 11,700 jobs. The institution has provided several features that produce engagement with the Los Angeles community. This includes a finalized plan for a five-story, 150 room business-class Hyatt Hotel on campus; a Performing Arts Center; and creating an on-campus business incubator in partnership with the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator.

CSUN was also named as a 2018 Social Mobility Innovator (SMI). The SMI ranks four-year U.S. colleges and universities, and “measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged students at lower tuition, so they can graduate and obtain good paying jobs”. With an enrollment around 36,000 undergraduate students, the state school was ranked in the top 20 on the SMI list for 2017.

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