LAUSD's 'We Build' Program

The “We Build” program prepares participants to enter the construction field through hands-on training.  The next training session will start Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at seven LAUSD Adult Occupational Centers.
LAUSD’s “We Build” program was organized in 2003 to create a pool of qualified local workers to work on new school construction projects. Since then, more than 1,900 people have participated in the pre-apprenticeship training, and 1,180 have been placed on construction jobs via District contractors and local trade unions.
Local residents, who enroll in the program, will have the opportunity to learn the basics in general construction, shop math, specialty trades (electrical, plumbing, painting, etc.) and safety procedures.  After the ten-week pre-apprenticeship training, graduates will be offered job placement assistance.  Eligible candidates must be 18 years or older, possess a valid California Driver’s License, possess a valid social security card and must live within the LAUSD service area and/or the City of Los Angeles.
Training will take place at the following locations: Abram Friedman Occupational Center, East Los Angeles Occupational Center, Harbor Occupational Center, Slawson Southeast Occupational Center, Los Angeles Technology Center/Manual Arts, Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center and West Valley Occupational Center.  Women, veterans, and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information on the “We Build” Program, please contact Kimberly Frelow, Small Business Manager, at (213) 241-4973 or, or other staff at (213) 241-4980 or (213) 241-4990. 

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