Professional Development Center – Celebrating 30 Years in the Community
The Professional Development Center in Montrose is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in the community. Wow! Did you know that the PDC is Southern California’s headquarters for state-funded training and boasts one of the finest training facilities in the state of California? I didn’t. The PDC facility on Honolulu Avenue is a full-service, 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility complete with a machine shop, an inspection department, several conference rooms, computer labs and much more. In the last 30 years the PDC has trained 34,000 employees from 4,600 companies like Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Nestle, Worley Parsons, Crane Aerospace and Electronics, and the Vought Commercial Division of Triumph Aerostructures. Amazing. The PDC was founded by Glendale Community College in 1985 in cooperation with the State University Chancellor’s Office and the California Employment Training Panel (ETP) to provide state-funded training. What does that mean for you? Reduced fees for exceptional training! If you or your company is not taking advantage of this fantastic place you should start now. When you log onto www.Pdcofgcc.com you will find the master class index of classes with 50-plus state- funded classes offered throughout the year. You can register for classes online by using the interactive class application. Complete your application and email it to the PDC with just one click! You can access their online interactive PDF class schedule with links to fact sheets about each of their classes. Getting trained has never been easier! You can choose scheduled classes or have the PDC create a custom program that addresses all of your training needs. The PDC also specializes in creating customized training programs for both large and small companies. All of the numerous classes taught at the PDC are taught by instructors who are experts in their respective fields. APICS, computer skills, continuous improvement, leadership and operations management, management and team skills, and engineering and design and manufacturing skills are just some of the classes they offer. So how does my company or I qualify for ETP state-funded training? According to Kim Holland, the executive director, “Whether you’re an individual employee or a small or large company, it’s easy to qualify for ETP state-funded training. On our website menu, click the ‘How to Qualify and Apply’ button, and you will see there is merely one simple requirement for companies, and five simple requirements for individual employees.”
Today, the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community College is recognized as one of the most innovative training agencies in the state of California. And this is all right here in our own backyard!
Come see for yourself. The PDC is hosting our free social media class with Tom Lorenz, the director of Communications & Community Relations for the City of Glendale, on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. We only have a few spots left; call now if you are interested.
Installation & Community Recognition Awards Dinner is tonight, Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr.
Free social media class on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at PDC, 2340 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Call our office to reserve your spot.
February “Valentine” business mixer on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 pm at ETC… Gourmet Kitchen, 3600 Ocean View Blvd. in Montrose.
City Of Glendale candidates’ forum on Monday, March 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Sparr Heights.