Expanding Our Impact
For the last 8 weeks, our Apprenticeship Preparation Program team has lent case management and soft skills support to the brand new Apprenticeship Readiness Program at Southwest College, led by Los Angeles World Airports, Parsons Corporation, Los Angeles Trade and Technical College, America’s Job Centers, and the LA/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council.
As students worked their way through the pre-apprenticeship curriculum and learned construction skills, they met one-on-one with our team members to work on breaking down barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. On Friday, 25 dedicated and motivated individuals graduated from the program. Several of them have already been sponsored into unions. We look forward to sticking with these graduates as they work toward bright futures in union construction trades. We are also grateful for the opportunity to deepen our collaboration with the incredible partners involved in this project, and provide opportunities for people throughout Los Angeles to achieve their full potential and provide for their families.