MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
KIMBERLY EDELMAN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kimberly Edelman, the Executive Director of the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community College, has been a major force in the training of Southern California employees for over 35 years.
She has supervised the training of numerous employees from companies and institutions in Southern California. Her expertise includes her vast knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and qualification for ETP funding, with specialization in identifying the training needs of businesses and industries, as well as the design and implementation of customized curricula.
ANI KESHISHIAN – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ani Keshishian, the Assistant Director of the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community college, has been involved with providing upskilling training for employees since 2016.
She has taken on various marketing campaigns, has been able to increase student enrollment, develop a comprehensive course catalog, introduce new courses, update and improve infrastructure, and strengthen community partnerships with many organizations. Ani’s unwavering dedication and service to GCC and the community is only surpassed by her strong conviction for helping students gain access and achieve success in their educational goals and vocational careers.
Welcome to The Professional Development Center
The Professional Development Center (PDC) of Glendale Community College has been providing state-funded and fee-based training in Southern California since 1985.
The PDC was founded by Glendale Community College in cooperation with the State Chancellor’s Office and the California Employment Training Panel (ETP).
Training is funded through ETP disbursement of a percentage of the unemployment tax paid by California employers.
Over the past 33 years, the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community College has enhanced the knowledge and skills of over 38,000 professionals from more than 5,000 organizations.
Our goal is to train companies to new levels of productivity.
IT’S EASY TO QUALIFY FOR ETP STATE-FUNDED TRAINING
Whether you are an individual employee or a small or large company, it is easy to qualify for state-funded training.
THE PDC TRAINING CENTER IN MONTROSE IS A 10,000-SQUARE-FOOT, STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPLEX
The Professional Development Center is proud to offer one of the finest training facilities in the State of California. Located on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, just minutes from the Glendale Community College campus. The PDC is a full-service, 10,000-square-foot complex with a machine shop, inspection department, conference rooms, and training classes.
WE CAN CREATE CUSTOM TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR COMPANIES OF ALL SIZES
In addition to scheduled classes, the PDC specializes in creating customized training programs for all qualified companies, both large and small.
For more information, contact us to schedule a review of your company’s training needs. We promise to deliver exceptional customer service and to provide innovative training solutions for your company.