One of the most successful and ground-breaking programs at Valley College, Workforce Training is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year. Established in 1994 as a training partner for the Job Training Partnership Act, the Workforce Training office develops customized curriculum to train new hires and current employees. Working closely with businesses to determine their training needs, their goal is to develop customized solutions to address those particular needs. In addition, Workforce Training has created multiple "bridge" training programs, guaranteeing employment candidates a better chance of successfully passing their interview.
Recognized by such prestigious organizations as the State Board of Governors, the Workforce Investment Boards, and the City of Los Angeles mayor's office, Workforce Training has trained and placed more than 25,000 job seekers in new positions while providing skills and training upgrades to over 20,000 incumbent workers in a variety of courses, thus providing the vehicle for these workers to promote to the next level of their career ladders. Workforce training is extremely proud of their lofty 87% placement rate throughout the years.
Not a stand-alone organization, Workforce Training has partnered with numerous organizations such as the City of Los Angeles WorkSource Centers and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Business partners include such prestigious organizations as Bank of America, Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), Medtronic, The Boeing Company, Target Stores, Superior Industries, Superior Super Warehouse, and Walmart Stores. Workforce Training continues to work toward our goal of meeting the needs of both the individual as well the partnering businesses.
The Workforce Training office is an extension of Los Angeles Valley College and represents a means to develop vocational solutions to businesses as well as individuals. We are committed to establishing flexible solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the local business community.