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LAVC Fellows Celebrates a New Cohort Graduation

Congratulations to the graduates of cohort 17 of the LA Fellows program! The graduating class included 20 unemployed or underemployed individuals who participated in a unique 9-week workforce training program that incorporates volunteering at a non-profit while seeking full-time employment. Four Fellows in Cohort 17 have already secured paid work since classes began.

LAVC Fellows Celebrates a New Cohort Graduation

Los Angeles Valley College Workforce Training held a culmination ceremony on October 27 for Cohort 17 of its LA Fellows program. 

The LA Fellows Program is a unique 9-week free training program that is a unique collaboration combining professional development and volunteerism as a meaningful pathway to employment. 

This newest graduating cohort includes 20 unemployed or underemployed individuals from an array of sectors including education, mental health, finance, human resources, technology, entertainment, and nonprofit. The average age of this cohort is 52, and on average have been unemployed or underemployed for 31 months. In addition, four members of Cohort 17 have already secured paid work since classes began.

LA Fellows Program, which was launched in 2010, offers participants the opportunity to gain invaluable career growth skills, job search assistance, and give back to the community while seeking full-time employment. The program was created in partnership with Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), City of Los Angeles Community Development Department (CDD), The Valley Economic Alliance, Employment Development Department (EDD), Los Angeles Valley College Foundation, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The fellowship was made possible through funding from City of Los Angeles Community Development Department through the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board (WIB).

To date, a total of 430 individuals have completed the program, and 88 percent of participants accepted paid positions within months of completing the fellowship.  

For more information, visit www.lafellows.org.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 11/1/2017 5:00:05 PM