Los Angeles Valley College celebrated the graduation of 14 students, including two veterans, from its Advanced Manufacturing Academy on June 7, 2017.
The six-week course provided training on manufacturing theory and applied principles, including blueprint reading, inspection procedures, shop safety and technical math.
Seven employers attended the graduation to interview students, including representatives from the San Fernando Chapter of
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On June 1st, approximately 180 individuals recently released from incarceration attended the City’s second Fair Chance Job Fair, where they were given the opportunity to interview for good paying jobs.
Held at Los Angeles Trade Tech College (LATTC), the fair was hosted in partnership by the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Trade Tech WorkSource Center and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The job seekers in attendance completed a week-long Job Fair Preparation Academy
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On May 19, 2017, Los Angeles Valley College celebrated the graduation of 18 people from its LA Fellows program, a job training program that combines professional development and volunteerism as a meaningful pathway to employment. Three have obtained jobs, including roles as a Job Coach at Build Rehabilitation Industries, as Counsel at Disney Technology Solutions and Services and as a host at Norms Restaurant.
Read more: LA Fellows Graduates Ready to Re-Enter Workforce
The East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center
(BSC) played an integral role in the Cinco de Mayo grand opening of Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina
, a Boyle Heights eatery created by famed “Real Women Have Curves” Chicana writer Josefina Lopez and partners Emmanuel Deleague, Alonzo Ricardo and Executive Chef Augustin Alvarez.
Since March 2016, the East LA BSC has provided key business services to assist the Casa Fina founders with the establishment of the restaurant, including providing entrepreneur training, assisting with entitlement issues, and permit and strategic planning assistance regarding the licensing of the business under a new establishment name. The East LA BSC also assisted with promotional and marketing efforts for the restaurant’s grand opening.
Read more: East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center Plays Role in Restaurant Opening