ICDC COLLEGE JOINS U.S.VETS –
LONG BEACH TO HOST P.O.W.E.R. COLLABORATIVE NETWORK MEETING ON PROVIDING VETERANS WITH EDUCATION, JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE AND OPPORTUNITIES
LOS ANGELES – April 8, 2011 – ICDC College and U.S.Vets – Long Beach will host the next P.O.W.E.R. (Promoting Opportunities with Essential Resources) Collaborative Network community meeting at the U.S.Vets – Long Beach facility on April 13 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This month’s topic is “Providing our Veterans with Education, Job Placement Assistance and Service Opportunities into the Future.” The meeting is open to the general public.
Key Note Speakers will include:
- Greg McCormick, U.S.Vets – Long Beach
- Dawnita Boulton, U.S.Vets – Long Beach
- James Wright, Crenshaw EDD/Worksource
- Duffy Leahy, Volunteers of America
- W.K. Jones, 63rd Regional Support – Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)
- James A. Hughes, ICDC College Student, Unites States Army Veteran, Bronze Star with Valor Device Recipient
- Commissioner Consuella Mackey, Operation Confidence
- Lisa L. McGloiry, J.D., Director of Media Relations and Community Outreach, ICDC College
- Wil Cuadros, Military Education Representative, ICDC College
- Michelle Gonzalez, Military Education Representative, ICDC College
Since January 2001, P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network community leaders from various government agencies, area businesses, associations and educational institutions have met on a monthly basis to collaborate on best practices and methods to deliver services to residents of Los Angeles County. Meetings are held at various member locations. This month’s meeting will focus on ways to better service veterans and military service members in the community.
“Each P.O.W.E.R. member has expertise that helps us expand the resources we provide,” says Dean Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Southland Partnership Corporation. “Our members can offer career training, employment opportunities, and social services that include housing, medical care, internships, and more. The P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative follows the U.S. Workforce Investment Act in partnering with human social service organizations. We’re proud that this month we are focusing on how to assist the brave men and women veterans who have so proudly served our nation.” The Southland Partnership Corporation, a non-profit organization, has managed the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network since January, 2001.
About ICDC College
ICDC College offers Associate's Degree programs and fast-track diploma programs online in careers such as Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Homeland Security, Forensic Scientist, Health Care Management, Business Management and Accounting and Paralegal. ICDC College also offers over 24 diploma/certificates on campus including Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Homeland Security and Investigation, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Computerized Accounting, Medical Office Management, Physical Therapy Aide, Dental Technician, and more. ICDC College, in affiliation with Los Angeles Unified School District, offers free G.E.D. classes for its students and the general public as a community service. ICDC College has multiple campus locations throughout Southern California. Government Financial Aid, including Veteran benefits is available for those students who qualify. ICDC College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. ICDC College is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs as an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) and is proud to offer both Yellow Ribbon and MyCAA scholarships for veterans and military personnel who qualify. For information about ICDC College visit icdccollege.edu/military or call 1-424-646-4413.
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Lisa L. McGloiry, J.D., Director of Media Relations and Community Outreach, ICDC College
310-482-6996, ext. 129, firstname.lastname@example.org