Fall Business Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker, Richard Pimentel on September 27, 2016

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board hosted a
Business Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam veteran hero whose life is depicted in the major motion picture, Music Within. Dr. Pimentel is one of the world’s leading experts on diversity and disability in the workplace. Pictures and details to be posted soon.
Date:   Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Time: 8:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M.
Location:  Verdugo Jobs Center, 1255 South Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204

Jess Duran Retirement

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Jess Duran at His Retirement Party – after 38 years of dedicated service to the Community

July 5, 2016: Jess Duran, Director of Community Services & Parks, came to the City of Glendale began in 1978 as an Administrative Analyst with the former Community Development & Housing Department to oversee the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the housing rehabilitation programs. Continue reading “Jess Duran Retirement”

$178,000 Awarded to VWDB to Train People with Autism


image: Aram Ohanis, chair for Glendale Community College's manufacturing department, directs students to the next presentation in the Engineering Design Manuafacturing HUB at an information meeting for a brand new program called the Uniquely Abled Academy at Glendale Community College in this May 5, 2016 photo. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Aram Ohanis, chair of Glendale Community College’s manufacturing department, directs students at information meeting for new program:  Uniquely Abled Academy at GCC, May 5, 2016 photo. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)

More than $175,000 was awarded to the Verdugo Workforce Development Board to train people with autism to operate computer-numerical-control, or CNC, machines, as well as help people with disabilities learn other workforce skills, the board announced this week. Continue reading “$178,000 Awarded to VWDB to Train People with Autism”