Newly Renovated Library Perfect Backdrop for Annual Tech Job Fair

The Verdugo Jobs Center proudly hosted the 2nd Annual Technology Job Fair on October 12, 2017, at Glendale’s Downtown Central Library. Through the efforts from this fair, the Verdugo Jobs Center was able to link hundreds of qualified and talented job seekers with in-demand tech positions throughout the Los Angeles region. The newly renovated Downtown Central library was the perfect backdrop for the participation of employers such as Southern California Edison, ABC 7 and  USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, amongst many others. Overall feedback from both employers and job seekers was overwhelmingly positive, with many connections being made!

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Governor Brown Signs Calif. Workforce Assoc. Bill AB1111

The California Workforce Association’s sponsored  bill, AB1111, “The Breaking Barriers to Employment Act,” was recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

AB1111 establishes a competitive grant program in support of the State’s 2017-2027 Workforce Plan calling for the production of one million “middle skill” jobs, including doubling the number of people enrolled in apprenticeship programs.  The law encourages the formation of partnerships between Workforce Boards and community-based organizations to  address the needs of individuals with barriers to employment.

In the coming year, CWA will be working with local Boards to ensure adequate state budget appropriations, with funding anticipated from a variety of state and federal revenues, including WIOA funds.

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”

Glendale Tech Week Calendar of Events, Oct 9 – 13, 2017

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Glendale Tech Week the week of October 9, 2017 showcased entrepreneurs like Ara Mahdessian, Harrison Tang, Scott Painter, and Rachel Hollis who grew their companies and transformed their brands to be leaders in their industries.

In addition to the paid events, there were numerous FREE pop-up events including:

Tech in Manufacturing: A CNC Demonstration

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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.

Click here for Uniquely Abled Brochure

Click here to apply for the Uniquely Abled Program