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Lancaster, CA. – The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance held their quarterly Investor and Ally Event on Thursday, September 17th with an event highlighting the regional effort to educate, train and prepare a competitive workforce across our region.

As business owners and employers you are busy running your business – you don’t have time to chase down resources about Access to Capital, State Tax Credits, or On-the-Job-Training-Programs. You certainly don’t have time to unravel the maze and myriad of federal, state or local workforce development tools and initiatives that could positively impact your bottom line… So, GAVEA brought them all under one roof for you! The audience got to hear from two local employers who have accessed several of the workforce development programs to help their business grow, then, ask our panel of experts anything from human resources to Quickbooks and everything in between.

The GAVEA Team also created a Regional Employer’s Resource Guide that will identify and explain the multitudes of programs available for everything from On-the-Job Training, to professional development, grants and loans for workforce programs.

Download the 2016 Regional Resource Guide

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – North Los Angeles and South East Kern Counties.

LA County Office of Education – Our company works to get unemployed and underemployed people back to work! Clients are offered job coaching, training, resume preparation, interview and presentation skills, as well as referrals to further train to develop their skills.

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION – Career Technical Education (CTE) is a program of study that prepares students for college and careers. A variety of CTE curriculum and instruction resources are available below.

  • Arts, media and entertainment
  • Building and construction trades
  • Business and finance
  • Food service and hospitality
  • Education, child development, and family services
  • Engineering and design
  • Health science and medical technology
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Marketing, sales and services
  • Transportation

*Note: the list above is not comprehensive. LACOE does not endorse any businesses, private corporations, or vendors. By clicking on any of the links above, you will be directed to an outside website.

We partner with employers to provide qualified employee referrals, free innovative solutions to job-seeker and employer barriers by providing training, local recruitments, transportation and more. www.lacoegain.org/

Source: David Manguramas Career Development Program Supervisor

MOJAVE America’s Job Center – Mojave is one of the twelve locations in the Kern, Inyo and Mono counties that an America’s Job Center office offers services in collaboration with several agencies. In Mojave the Department of Human Services, Employers’ Training Resource, Community Connection for Childcare, College Community Services and Fosters Assessment assist employers with connecting to qualified job candidates for their open positions.

Employers can utilize the staff and facilities for job recruitments, testing, orientations, pre-screening of job applicants, On-the-Job training opportunities and tax incentives. Staff also assist the under employed or unemployed people to get back to work. We offer training programs for job seekers that need new skills to change careers or upgrade their skills in order to find employment, which includes access to resource rooms with computers, internet, copy and fax machines, and staff assistance.

Job Search classes and workshops are also offered to assist with preparing resumes, interview techniques and referrals to employment opportunities. In 2015, the Mojave AJCC office alone held 7 large employer recruitments for the area that resulted in over 150 hires.

Mojave America’s Job Center
2300 Highway 58 Mojave, CA 93501
(661) 824-7800

America’s Job Center, Lancaster, California
America’s Job Center of California in Lancaster offers an array of services to both employers and job seekers. We are the Antelope Valley Workforce Development Consortium.

No Fee Services include:
• Recruiting and Screening of Applicants
• Skills Assessments
• Support for Job Fairs and Open Houses
• Referrals to Training Providers for Occupational Skills Training Customized Training Programs
• No Fee Internet-Based Automated System to Place Job Openings
• Access to Job Leads • Computers, Telephones, Copiers, & Fax Machines
• Job Seeking Workshops
• Resume Creation
• Veterans Services
• Youth Services
• Job Clubs
For more information contact the America’s Job Center of California in Lancaster at (661) 726-4128 or visit us at 1420 West Avenue I, in Lancaster or go to www.av.worksource.ca.gov

America’s Job Center, Palmdale, California
The Palmdale America’s Job Center, provides a host of services to both employers and employees.

Services for businesses include:
• No-cost job postings both locally and via the internet using our searchable on-line job bank
• No-cost job fair registration
• Customized recruiting to help you fill positions quickly
• Skills assessments of potential candidates to ensure they meet your criteria
• On-the-job and pre-employment training
• Conference rooms and privates offices for interviews, trainings, orientations, etc.
• Business Incentive Information
• Business Advisory Council membership
• Antelope Valley Enterprise Zone Vouchering

Services for the job seeker include:
• One-on-one career counseling
• Employment preparation workshops
• Special training programs
• Job and career fairs
• Computers, printers, copy machines, fax, phones, and scanner
• Job leads and referrals
• Supportive services

Please contact the America’s Job Center of California at
(661) 265-7421 for more information or visit us at
38510 Sierra Highway or www.cityofpalmdale.org/svwc

Community College Business Tools

ANTELOPE  VALLEY  COLLEGE   

Corporate  and  Community Services – Corporate & Community Services is committed to providing lifelong learning experiences to our community through a variety of courses which provides short-term, not-for-credit programs that offer the basic, technical and professional business courses designed to develop skills that can lead to employment, job advancement & enhancement  and/or certification. www.avc.edu

Contact:

Cathy Hart, Dean, Palmdale Center and Extended Learning

661.722.6300 EXT. 6412  |  chart8@avc.edu

Ann Steinberg, Director of Job Placement

661.722.6358  |  asteinberg@avc.edu


California Community Colleges Workforce Training – California’s Community Colleges are in a unique position to assist businesses in developing a high-skilled, high-performance workforce. www.cccewd.net/business_training.cfm

California Community Colleges Sector Navigator – The Community Colleges’ Deputy Sector Navigators help coordinate industry- specific workforce training programs, providing highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. www.cccewd.net

Division of Apprenticeship Standards – The Division of Apprenticeship Standards provides employers with a highly skilled and experienced workforce. www.dir.ca.gov/das/das.html

California Corporate College – Training That Improves Employee Performance. www.cacorpcollege.com