Apprenticeship Preparation Program
Tom was in and out of institutions most of his life starting at 11 years old. Upon release, he knew he wanted to get into the union but “had no idea how to do this.” After finding Flintridge, Tom learned what it would take to find a career. From mock interviews to life skills, Tom says “all of it was so powerful. So powerful because it makes it real.” After graduating from the APP, Tom said “I can see the future now, indefinitely. I’ll never worry about going back to prison again.” He is now a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 416.