Verdugo CNC Machinist Academy, Next Cohort Starts Sept. 3, 2019

The Verdugo CNC Machinist Academy at Glendale Community College provides hands-on training for adults (18 and over) in the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist.  The Academy is designed to train adults with disabilities who want to enter the manufacturing industry. Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders are encouraged to apply! 

Interested in more information? Contact Tina Hartyon at the Verdugo Jobs Center (818) 937-8080 ▪ 

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Healthy Minds Fair – Learn How to Live Better and Healthier, May 4, 2019

Healthy Minds Staff Participation Photo
VWDB-VJC staff participate in the Healthy Minds Fair

Held May 4, 2019 in collaboration with the Glendale Library. Workshops, seminars, panels – all offering strategies and resources. In support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

The Sling Shot Project Job Training Project. A Collaboration between the VWDB and Glendale Community College.

Care Coordination is a fast growing career in the healthcare industry. This course will assist individuals in enhancing their careers as a Home Health Aides, Medical Assistants or LVNs by gaining skills and knowledge used in hospitals, clinics and other patient care settings.

The VWDB/VJC has a limited number of course fee grant waivers. See flyer for contact and application information. Class runs March 17 – April 28.

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VSSP Grant

The Verdugo Jobs Center has been awarded the Verdugo Sector Skills Project, which is a grant that provides free vocational training and job placement services to individuals that have been affected by recent layoffs from 10 specific companies such as, Nestle; Shire; Disney; Castaway and many more. Space is limited, all interested are encouraged to contact Veronica Parra or call 818-409-7236.  If you’ve been laid off from any company, contact the VJC to find out if there are any other grants you can qualify for.

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DEA Training

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Uniquely Abled Academy Information Seminar

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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 17, 2017 – 10:00am

Verdugo Job Center

1255 South Central Ave., Glendale 91204

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Marco A. Romero with VJC staff
Marco A. Romero with VJC staff

Letter from client Marco A. Rubio

To whom it may concern:
My name is Marco Romero and i am a local resident to Glendale and I have always appreciated the Verdugo Job Center and the staff and resources it has to offer. Recently in May of this year I was laid off from a 6 month assignment with a local healthcare provider. Since 2012 I have been an EKG technician and i have volunteered at one of the local hospitals in my field with the hope i would be part of the staff. When i got laid off i felt a lot of pressure because I am a responsible person with goals and one of them is working permanently in the healthcare industry. I came into the Verdugo Job center and started my search every day. Sometimes i would get responses but not interviews because i needed more schooling and training. I had the pleasure to meet Mrs Alana, Mrs Rashida, and Mr Washington who were
so understanding with the situation i found myself in and were able to help me with guidance and letting me know about the programs and grants that are available. I started training at a Nursing school (CET Nursing) on the 06/20/2016 through 08/12/2016 where I was trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant , Restorative and Home Health Aide. Ever since I passed my state exam and received my certification, I have been blessed by receiving calls from employers asking me if I am available for interviews. As of yesterday Ii was offered a position after an interview and background for a facility in Pasadena CA, as a CNA where I can get the experience I need to be successful in my healthcare endeavor and it all started here. I hope this letter gets to the right people who take the time to absorb my experience and recognize the important responsibility the staff and employees have and assistance they provide that help start the life changing process, I want to say thank you to all of you.
Marco A. Romero

WPA Poster from 1936
WPA Poster from 1936

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board and the Verdugo Job Center help to facilitate many types of job training through our primary work and through special grant programs.