ELAC Opens First Specialized America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) On-CampusPosted: Oct/3/2019 12:19 PM
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October 3, 2019
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Hundreds gathered today for the grand opening of the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) and community resource fair in East Los Angeles. The ELAC AJCC is the first of its kind, dedicated solely to providing comprehensive employment and training opportunities for ELAC students seeking careers.
“This specialized AJCC will have it’s pulse on the next generation of workers, creating custom programs to fit their interests and strengths,” said Acting Director of Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Otto Solorzano. “We will not only provide access to job and training opportunities, but also help students launch careers that lead to family-sustaining wages.”
The ELAC AJCC will specifically provide students assistance in assessing skills, finding job opportunities, preparing resumes, accessing academic support and more. This specialized AJCC will also allow students to leverage County resources and already existing workforce programs administered by the County of Los Angeles, including paid work experience opportunities in various industry sectors, from public sector opportunities available with the County, to opportunities in growing sectors such as healthcare and technology Conversely, the AJCC will connect ELAC with the business community, helping the school and its students understand what businesses are looking for in future hires.
“ELAC is excited to have this Job Center on campus and the many different opportunities it gives to our students,” said Interim President of East Los Angeles College Raul Rodriguez. “The resources and skills our students can gain from the Job Center will prepare them to enter the workforce.”
Attendees had the opportunity to tour the East Los Angeles College AJCC and participate in a community resource fair that included the Office of Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff Departments, ELAC Programs, WDACs, the Veteran’s AJCC, UPS, Hilton, and more.