Founded in 1973, the Jewish Vocational Service gives job search assistance to people of all ages and skill levels, says active member C. Frederick Wehba. This past year, C. Frederick Wehba was granted special recognition by the group for his continued support of its professional initiatives.
Information Nation Blog: Hello – thanks for time out of your schedule to speak with us today.
C. Frederick Wehba: It’s not a problem at all. I appreciate you having me.
Information Nation Blog: What is the major goal of the Jewish Vocational Service?
C. Frederick Wehba: For those looking to improve their skills or change careers, JVS can provide a helping hand through training programs in business and healthcare. JVS offers fund-matching programs and scholarships to help people obtain the necessary skills for finding employment.
Information Nation Blog: Which award did you receive from the organization?
C. Frederick Wehba: The Jewish Vocational Service presented me with the Leadership Award. It was a real honor to be recognized for my service.
Information Nation Blog: How long has the JVS presented this event?
C. Frederick Wehba: The event is now celebrating its 11th year.
Information Nation Blog: What are the credentials of some of the former honorees?
C. Frederick Wehba: In past years, leading business professionals, corporate executives and government officials have all been honored for their efforts on behalf of the organization.
Information Nation Blog: Can you name some of these leaders?
C. Frederick Wehba: Sure! Richard Ziman, Richard M. Kovacevich, Bradley A. Luster, Alfred E. Mann, Dr. Sidney Harman and Stanley Black have all received recognition from this fine organization.
Information Nation Blog: How does the event benefit the attendees?
C. Frederick Wehba: It serves as a perfect place for networking and building relationships in our local community.
Information Nation Blog: Is success in business a prerequisite for earning an award?
C. Frederick Wehba: Not really. While professional achievements are certainly appreciated, community service projects and philanthropic works are just as important if not more so.
Information Nation Blog: Along with yourself, who else was honored at this year’s event?
C. Frederick Wehba: Brothers Richard and Garson Foos and their business partner Robert Emmer earned the Corporate Award.
Information Nation Blog: What other individuals or organizations preceded them on the winner’s list?
C. Frederick Wehba: Prominent names in the corporate world such as Wells Fargo and Staples are on the roster of past winners.
Information Nation Blog: What are your professional duties, vocationally-speaking?
C. Frederick Wehba: As CEO and founder of a fast-growing commercial real estate investment organization, my chief duties include surveying the current market landscape and making thoughtful decisions about investing across a wide range of properties.
Information Nation Blog: Given how busy you are, why is volunteerism such an essential element of your lifestyle?
C. Frederick Wehba: Supporting education is one of the cornerstones of my volunteer activities.
Information Nation Blog: Congratulations on this fine honor. It’s well-deserved!
C. Frederick Wehba: Thank you. Truth is, I can think of hundreds of other individuals who deserve this award. It’s my job to carry on the tradition of philanthropy for future generations.
Along with the JVS, C. Frederick Wehba is also a committed advocate of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as several churches in the Los Angeles area.