LA ORT College Teams up with El Proyecto WorkSource
Los Angeles ORT College was recently selected for participation with El Proyecto WorkSource to assist in the training of their clients in Medical Billing skills. This project is being funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the replacement for the Job Training Partnership Act.
El Proyecto is a non-profit organization located in Sun Valley, CA. Originally formed in 1971, this organization was created to provide a variety of services to various areas in LA, including the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles. Along with assisting the community through health and medical aid, at-risk youth programs, and helping those with substance abuse and mental health issues, this group also works to provide training and employment for those seeking work. They are a certified operator for Los Angeles City as well as Los Angeles County. Each year the WorkSource Center helps over 5,000 people discover jobs and assists over 150 businesses.
The Workforce Investment Act was created in 1998, under the second term of the Clinton administration. This act was created in an effort to encourage businesses to work more with the WorkForce Development Service, on a state and local level. Presently this Act helps fund workforce education as well as career direction programs. The WIA’s goal is to assist people seeking employment, from those laid off from their jobs to youths, and is meant to help reduce welfare dependency and provide other work-related services.
The selection of Los Angeles ORT College to work with El Proyecto is due to the recognition of LA ORT’s reputation for not only quality education and training, but also because of its’ notable achievements in job and career placement for ORT graduates. For more information about this program please contact Gagik Movsesyan, the ORT Van Nuys campus coordinator.
If you are interested in positions in the medical field, be sure to check out our programs which include training for Medical OfficeManagement, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant and PharmacyTechnician.
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