California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, 40th District, Congratulates ICDC College's November Graduates

Nov 12, 2009, 14:19 ET from ICDC College

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,300 attended ICDC College's November graduation celebration held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. ICDC College's guest speakers included a number of outstanding community leaders committed to providing quality education and training throughout greater Los Angeles, including: Bob Blumenfield, Assemblymember, San Fernando Valley 40th District; Dr. Celia Ayala, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Universal Pre-School; Honorable Joel Estrada, Trustee, Compton Unified School District; and the Honorable Mayor Mario Gomez of Huntington Park, CA.

Lori Said, a 2007 graduate of ICDC College's Alcohol and Drug Counseling program also addressed the graduates with a stirring speech of how ICDC College literally changed her life from a former addict with nine felony convictions and four pending to a state certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Ms. Said told the captivated crowd that she walked into ICDC's Los Angeles main campus with the only introduction she could carry: her own 67 page wrap sheet. Ms. Said decided to turn to ICDC College for a viable career option that would work for someone like her with a troubled past. Ms. Said told fellow alumni that prior to coming to ICDC College she was virtually unemployable, but let them know that ICDC College's mantra, "We Change People's Lives" holds true. She said, "If I could do it, so can you." Ms. Said was able to secure employment through ICDC College's externship and job placement program and is now an Assistant Program Director and Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Now and Forever Foundation, a facility that serves the needs of Southern California's North Hills community. Ms. Said also employs ICDC College graduates and supervises ICDC's Alcohol and Drug Counseling interns.

David Hall, Regional Director of ICDC College, states, "This November's graduation once again celebrated the commitment, determination and achievements of our students to improve their lives through our career training programs. For over 14 years, ICDC College has been on the cutting edge of career training programs to equip students with the fundamental 'job-oriented' skills necessary to help them become successfully employed upon course completion. This year's graduates continue to represent the cross-section of adults from various academic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, which reflect the diverse demographics of California citizens."

About ICDC College - ICDC College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, "ACCSC" also recognized ICDC College as a "School of Excellence." ICDC College offers 20 diploma/certificate career choices including Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Homeland Security and Investigation, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Computerized Accounting, Medical Office Management, Medical Office Specialist, Physical Therapy Aide, Dental Technician, Graphic/Web Development, Massage Therapy, Business Officer Administrator, Networking Technology and Paralegal. ICDC also offers four distinct Associate's Degree programs in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Paralegal, Homeland Security, and Business Management & Accounting. ICDC College also offers students the option to pursue an Associate's degree or short-term diploma programs offered online.

ICDC College is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs as an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) and also was recently recognized by Student Lending Analytics (SLA) as the number one proprietary college with the lowest average default rate over the past three years (2005-2007) as published in their 2007 Default Prevention Honor Roll Report. ICDC College's continued growth necessitated the need to open a new office in Culver City, CA. ICDC has four convenient campus locations located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Huntington Park, Lawndale and online. Government Financial Aid, including Veteran benefits, grants, and unemployment tuition benefits are available for those students who qualify. For more information about ICDC College, please call 1-800-213-5229 or visit