Celebrating the 33rd Class of APP Graduates
On June 26, we celebrated 16 graduates from the Apprenticeship Preparation Program. After opening remarks from APP instructor Andy Alvarez, 2017 APP graduate and current union carpenter Andres Bonilla shared advice from his experience with the class.
The Program honored Jaylene Moseley, Flintridge Center’s Founder. The recognition, accepted by Jaylene’s husband and Flintridge board member Alex Moseley, reads “Over the past 12 years, 700+ Graduates of the Apprenticeship Preparation Program have learned how a career in the union construction trades can provide a pathway out of poverty.”
Keynote speaker Darryl Qualls, retired Deputy Chief of Police, shared inspiring stories of his motivation to do his work and spoke to the class about opportunities in the future. Anne-Marie Otey, Communications & Editorial Director for the Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council also spoke about the importance of union work on local construction sites, including those in Pasadena.