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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1988
Job training programs serving Torrance, Carson and Lomita were run so well in 1986-87 that state officials awarded the agency providing the services bonus funding of $126,134. A spokesman for the Carson-Lomita-Torrance Private Industry Council said that some of the money will be used to increase the amount of free vocational training and placement assistance in fields such as computer technology, automotive repair, word processing and electronics.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN
The Oxnard City Council delayed action Tuesday on a recommendation to eliminate the city's Job Training Office, which operates four youth employment programs. The recommendation, which was made by city staff, was delayed for a week to allow for input from the county Private Industry Council, which helps operate one of the programs. The staff estimates that the city would run a $56,000 deficit if it continues to operate the program through the next fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1994 | PHYLLIS W. JORDAN
Ventura County leaders agreed unanimously Tuesday to hire an analyst to monitor the financial operations of a local job training agency, intent on gaining better supervision of a program that has been troubled in the past. The new position comes a year after the U. S. Labor Department found that the county Job Training Policy Council had misspent $500,000 in the 1980s. State law passed months later made counties liable for such misspent funds.
NEWS
October 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
The Senate voted Wednesday to eliminate more than 80 federal job-training and vocational programs and replace them with grants to the states. In the 95-2 vote, Democrats agreed with Republicans to give the states funding and responsibility for such programs. Democrats have opposed GOP plans to give states similar block grants for welfare and crime-fighting.
NEWS
November 22, 1992
Afflerbaugh-Paige High School, a camp in La Verne for juvenile offenders operated by the county Office of Education, has received a $25,000 grant from Johnson & Johnson for a Bridge to Employment program. Designed to ultimately lead students to full- or part-time apprenticeships in the health care field, the program will provide job training to the students while they're in the camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994
A Compton nonprofit job training program that faced eviction from the building it has occupied for 25 years will get to stay there after all. The Mid-Cities Assn. for Retarded Citizens reached an agreement Tuesday with the building's owner under which the organization will begin paying rent. A real estate dealer bought the property on Alameda Street at auction after the building fell into default on property taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
As many as 75 troubled young adults from Ventura will have the opportunity to learn job-hunting skills ranging from personal grooming to resume writing in a new federally funded program set to begin in January. The Job Training Council of Ventura County has hired Tomkinson & Associates, an Oxnard employment training firm, to use $286,000 in federal funds to run the jobs program from the West Park Community Center in west Ventura.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | ELSTON CARR
The South Bay Service Center has received a $100,000 grant from the UPS Foundation to open a job training center in South-Central Los Angeles. Evelyn Holmboe, the center's executive director, said the UPS grant was the single largest grant the center has received during its four-year fund-raising effort to purchase a building for what will be called the South-Central Community Center. The UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of Atlanta-based United Parcel Service.
NEWS
August 25, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to blunt opposition to a new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, President Bush on Monday called for $10 billion in new federal spending to create and expand a host of job training programs. The five-year program, a major domestic initiative, would nearly triple the federal bankroll to help U.S. workers adjust to a changing world economy. It would also swell the Civilian Conservation Corps to accommodate an additional 43,000 disadvantaged youth.
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