The State of California minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. If a vendor number has multiple rates that are impacted by the minimum wage increase, you must submit one workbook for each sub-code rate. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
12 Students Graduate from UAA at GCC in March
The Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA) at Glendale Community College (GCC) graduated 12 students on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 with a certificate of completion for the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machinist Program. (top photo)
Three of those students are also clients of Lanterman Regional Center - Dean Wood (bottom left photo), Isaac Serpas (bottom right photo) and Sean Kim.
The UAA at GCC is a 13-week program, with 240 hours of in-class instruction led by faculty members of the department of Machine Technology at Glendale Community College, plus 60 hours of focus on job readiness, soft skills, site visits and open laboratory. Students learned to program, setup and operate CNC machines combined with using quality control instruments, shop mathematics and blueprint reading. Graduates qualify for a number of entry-level positions, including machine trainee, machinist apprentice, CNC operator and CNC programmer.
Dean Wood shared the following when asked what he liked about the program, “great teachers and great experience.” He also said it was “very fun.” Dean is currently not looking for a job as he has decided to continue going to school and taking advanced courses.
Learn more about the Uniquely Abled Academy, a part of the Uniquely Abled Project, at www.uniquelyabledproject.org.