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News              For Immediate Release:  February 19, 2008

                Contact:   Lisa O. Fitch, Public Relations Specialist
                (323) 953-4000 ext. 2375  |
Los Angeles City College:  855 N. Vermont Ave, L.A., CA 90029

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits LA City College to Announce Continuance of Veteran’s Grant

More than 300 veterans will be able to take part in job training activities, thanks to an expanded grant proposal unveiled by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during a February 12 news conference at the Hollywood WorkSource Center located on the campus of Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave.
“The groundbreaking collaboration between state workforce agencies and our campus is great for our community and the least we can do for our U.S. veterans,” said LACC President Dr. Jamillah Moore.
This extension of an existing, highly successful grant for VeteransWorks will help link recently separated veterans (those who have separated from the military within 48 months of program enrollment) to high wage, high growth industry jobs in healthcare, emergency medical transportation, construction and homeland security.
“Since 2006, 93 percent of program enrollees have been placed in unsubsidized employment,” Moore said. “LACC is to be funded $60,000 for college education and training coordination and will leverage workforce and career technical classes for this veterans program.”

Photo: Gov. Schwarzenegger, Dr. Jamillah Moore, and others at news conference

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently visited LA City College to announce more than $6 million in grants to help veterans as they return to the civilian workforce. Pictured from left are LACC President Dr. Jamillah Moore, Veteran Luis Valle, Gov. Schwarzenegger; and WorkSource Center Executive Director, Philip Starr, Psy.D.

To qualify for the program, participants must have served in the military; be separated from the military within the past 48 months; and have a copy of a DD-214. National Guard and reservists who have served on active duty also qualify. Participants may access services at any city or county WorkSource Center.
The program is funded by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in coordination with the California Workforce Investment Board on behalf of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. VeteransWorks is a partnership of Managed Career Solutions, Inc.; the California EDD; the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department; and the County of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services.
Founded in 1929, Los Angeles City College career programs include health care, computer science, graphics, television production, administration of justice and more. Although fees are only $20 per unit, many students qualify for fee waivers. Visit or For additional information, phone the WorkSource center at 323.953.4002 or contact the college at 323.953.4000.


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