VJC 2nd Tech Job Fair Featured in LA Community News

LA Community News feature Sept 5, 2017:

The Verdugo Jobs Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual Tech Job Fair at the newly renovated Downtown Central Library in Glendale, CA on October 12, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This Glendale Tech Week event provides a platform for companies to interview and hire technology skilled job seekers. Last year’s event attracted over 300 job seekers. more . . . . 

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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GRIT is out and about in our Glendale Business Community

pictured left to right: Glendale Economic Development staff Jacqueline Bartlow and Ani Pogossian, City Councilman Vrej Agajanian, Karagozian & Case’s Vice President Zachery I. Smith, City Councilman Ara Najarian and Verdugo Workforce Development Board’s VJC staff member Jack Krikorian.

The Glendale Relationship Initiation Team (GRIT) visited science and engineering consulting firm Karagozian & Case to thank them for maintaining their business in Glendale, and to offer them services the City of Glendale may be able to provide.

GRIT has been meeting with businesses and is trying to address their individual needs. Some businesses have expressed concern about parking fees while others have asked for assistance with hiring the right talent. The team has been tasked to assist the businesses by providing resources for their needs. It has also provided employee recruitment events for local companies and helped companies with navigating the world of city codes and ordinances. VWDB and VJC staff discuss free financial incentives they have available for companies that need to retrain employees in order to retain them, on-the-job training subsidies for new employees, as well as individualized recruitment assistance and customized recruitment events they can produce for a local business.

Karagozian & Case established their business in 1945. It is an internationally recognized science and engineering consulting firm that supports a broad range of clients across different sections of defense, transportation, manufacturing, aerospace, energy, and construction industries – for technically challenging and complex problems.

K&C’s scientific and engineering services mainly fall into the following functional areas of expertise:

– Providing vulnerability assessments for a variety of man-made and natural hazards.

– Generating innovative and cost-effective structural and mechanical designs to mitigate hazards.

– Development and application of state-of-the-art analysis methodologies and software.

– Conducting testing, research and development (R&D) to advance knowledge, develop products, and validate solutions.

If you are a local Glendale business, GRIT and the City of Glendale thank you for locating and maintaining your business in Glendale. If your business would like to be contacted by the team, contact Melissa Younesian at MYounesianATGlendaleca.gov

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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