How are you continuing your education?
Whether you are an English language learner, getting your high school diploma or learning new job skills, GlendaleLEARNS offers a range of free programs to meet your educational and career goals.
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English as a Second Language Classes
From Beginning to Advanced ESL courses, Conversation to Literacy, we offer a range of classes to meet your language level.
High School Diploma or Equivalency Classes
Finish your high school diploma with programs at your own pace.
From basic computer skills to training for a career, learn skills that will help you get a new job or help you advance in your current position.
How does it work?
Yes, the classes are really free.
Glendale Community College, Glendale Unified School District, the Verdugo Workforce Development Board, and other community partners are colloborating with federal funding from the Adult Education Program (AEP) to provide these services free to our community.
GlendaleLEARNS works with organizations throughout the Glendale area to provide classes that are near your location.
Class times that work for you.
Your education doesn't have to wait because life is busy. Our classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening to help accomodate your schedule.
Verdugo Workforce Development Board
Local Plan Available for Public Comment
The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) has developed its Local Workforce Development Plan 2021-2024. The draft plan establishes the types of workforce development activities that will be offered in the Verdugo Workforce Development Area (VWDA), including programs for unemployed job seekers and youth. The Plan will also include programs to assist local businesses to ensure they have the qualified workforce to meet their organizational needs. The VWDA consists of the cities of Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge which is governed by a Joint Powers Agreement that creates the Verdugo Consortium.
The draft of the Plan is available for public review from March 10, 2021 – April 9, 2021. The VWDB will be accepting any comments from the public so that those issues can be considered and addressed as appropriate. When emailing comments, please identify your name, organization (if applicable,) address, city, state, zip code and phone number. Please also include the page number and section of the plan you are referencing.
Comments, including any disagreements with the plan, are welcome; however, must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 9, 2021. Comments should be emailed to MaryAnn Pranke at MPranke@GlendaleCA.gov.
Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit
Regional Plan Available for Public Comment
The Los Angeles Regional Planning Unit (LABRPU) has developed its Regional Workforce Development Plan 2021-2024. The LA Basin RPU is comprised of seven local Workforce Development Boards serving 88 cities in the LA Basin.
The draft Regional Plan articulates how the LABRPU will build intentionality around industry sector engagement, drive workforce development outcomes across multiple jurisdictions, and expand on-ramps to career pathways for individuals who experience barriers to employment.
The draft of the Regional Plan is available for public review from March 23, 2021 – April 23, 2021. When emailing comments, please identify your name, organization (if applicable,) address, city, state, zip code and phone number. Please also include the page number and section of the plan you are referencing.
Comments, including any disagreements with the plan, must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2021. Comments should be emailed to MaryAnn Pranke at MPranke@GlendaleCA.gov.
Upcoming Events & Resources
GlendaleLEARNS is established by the Glendale Community College District Regional Consortium.
We bring together educators and community partners committed to improving the accessibility and availability of adult education and workforce preparation in the Glendale area.
The Adult Education Program (AEP) provides the funding for our efforts.