Glendale Community College
District Regional Consortium

Expanding and Improving Adult Education


GlendaleLEARNS is committed to providing resources that will help our partners and organizations serve the community. Resources include:


Verdugo Workforce Development Board
Local Plan Available for Public Review

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


Download the draft plan here. 



Supporting Student Parents in Community College CalWORKs Programs

This report examines the role California’s community colleges play in building skills and credentials to support the economic mobility of CalWORKs parents.

Minds that Move Us Toolkit

A Collection of Place-Based Solutions for Future Adult Career Pathways Models

Hanover Research

Best Practices in Addressing Digital Divides 

Hanover Research

Jobs SEQ - COVID-19 Update

Hanover Research

National Online Learning Survey

May 2020

Hanover Research

The State of Prospective Student Employment 

The Indispensable Institution Reimagining Community College

June 2020

Understanding Postsecondary Credentials in the Public Workforce System - June 2020

The information in this notice is intended to assist the public workforce system
in better understanding the key elements of credentials and identifying credentials that help
individuals acquire and leverage the skills needed for quality in-demand jobs that meet the
needs of the business community.

COVID-19 Safer at Home Order

Due to COVID-19, Safer at Home Order has been issued. Temporary prohibition of events and gatherings of 10 persons or more and closure of non-essential businesses and areas.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. - Relative to workforce Development

This measure would state the Legislature’s commitment to removing barriers and ensuring that good jobs and career pathway programs are accessible to all while promoting equity and inclusion in hiring practices. 

Critiquing Adult Participation in Education, Report 1: Deterrents and Solutions

Paths to Citizenship: Understanding who is likely to naturalize Executive Summary

From the USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

Paths to Citizenship Infographic

From USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

Learn to Earn Toolkit

Learn to Earn Toolkit is a free online resource created to guide adult learners in building employability skills. Created in response to the report Are They Really Ready to Work?1, the Learn to Earn Toolkit addresses 10 in-demand employability skills.

What We Know About Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship for Individuals with Disabilities in Hospitality

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The Compelling Case for Youth Apprenticeships

Article by Robert I Lerman & Hillard Pouncy

CA Dept of Social Services: Refugee Programs- County Refugee Program Guidelines

The Refugee Act of 1980 created the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) to provide
for the effective resettlement of refugees in the United States (U.S.) and to assist them
in achieving economic self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has been designated by the Governor of the State of California to be the state agency responsible for the RRP.

County of LA DPSS: Refugee Support Services Plan Fiscal Years 2019-2021 DRAFT

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) administers the Refugee Employment Program (REP). Program and policy responsibility for the REP falls under the Bureau of Program and Policy, CalWORKs and GAIN Program Division. The Refugee Employment Program (REP) is designed to provide culturally and linguistically sensitive employment and specialized services for refugees.

Landscape of the Higher Education Market in Southern California

Hanover Research provides a broad analysis of the higher education landscape in Southern CA. Hanover examines factors such as demographic trends and projections, K-12 enrollment projections, college admissions testing, higher education enrollment trends, and regional labor market outlook.

Back to College- Part One: CA's Imperative to Re-Engage Adults

Back to College is a series of reports that illuminates the millions of Californians who stopped out
of college before completing their degree and now pay the price through diminished earnings and
limited economic and social mobility. This initial report assesses this population of four million
California adults aged 25-64 and identifies the personal obstacles and systemic barriers they face
upon returning to college to complete their degree. The next report will outline straightforward
recommendations policymakers should incorporate in 2019 to empower these adults to return to
college, graduate, and thrive in California’s innovation economy.

At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy

A roadmap to smart policies for state and local leaders

COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education Featuring Career Pathways

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)'s Journal Special Edition with a focus on Career Pathways

Adult Education Block Best Practices in Co-Enrollment

Research Brief about the Best Practices for Co-enrollment in the Adult Education Block Grant

List of Organizations Serving People with Disabilities

Check out this list of amazing resources available to serve our community.

Autism-Friendly Apprenticeships

Brief publication by the National Autistic Society documenting information on Autism-friendly apprenticeships.

The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California

By exploring the history of CA Community Colleges along with the current state of noncredit programs, services and students, the report's authors look towards supporting the mission of the community college, the most underserved population, and advocating for its
future in California.

Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact

Annually Updated Research Findings Address the Costs and Benefits of Job Accommodations

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Legislative and Grant Resources


The Public Charge Rule

California Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan Program Years 2020-2023

Operational Planning Elements

Program Specific Title I Requirements

Program Specific Title II Requirements

Program Specific Title III Requirements

Program Specific JVSG Requirements

DOR VR Services Portion of the USP 2020-2024

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Website Resources


CA Community Colleges Doing What Matters For Jobs and the Economy

The strategy for Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

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