Local Worker Hiring

Local Worker Hiring Program

The Local Worker Hire Program (LWHP) provides opportunities for district residents to be hired as craft workers on BuildLACCD projects.  Furthermore, LWHP works with college and non-profit apprenticeship programs to match job opportunities with district residents interested in a career in construction.  Project placement is made through prime and sub-contractors via union dispatch or contractor sponsorship.

Through the Project Labor Agreement (PLA), BuildLACCD and its contractors are guaranteed the skilled labor necessary to execute its capital improvement program. The PLA contains a 35% local worker hiring goal.

10% of the work shall be performed by local workers that face barriers to work entry.  A Disadvantaged Local Worker may be an individual without a high school diploma, history of incarceration, previously homeless, a single parent, previously unemployed for more than 90 days or a veteran.

These elements of the PLA are the framework for the LWHP.



Apprenticeship Preparation Programs


Los Angeles Trade Tech College Certificate Program


Los Angeles Trade Tech provides professional delivery of the most current industry relevant training, including sustainable construction techniques and other green technologies, for our students to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skill sets to obtain, sustain, or advance in their chosen career paths.

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Flintridge Center

The Pasadena/Altadena Apprenticeship Preparation Program offers a pathway to meaningful careers in the construction trades. The program helps steer young adults in high-risk circumstances away from gangs and street life by providing them with construction pre-apprenticeship training skills for successful placement into union apprenticeships.

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WINTER (Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles) provide students with workplace competency skills; life skills, and personal assessment; job retention skills; preparation for entry into non-traditional employment careers; safety instruction (OSHA 10, OSHA 30 certificate program); hands-on pre-apprenticeship training in construction trades; environmental education and remediation (HAZMAT lead, asbestos abatement, etc.); green retrofit building certification; and financial literacy and credit counseling.

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Local Worker Hire Program Contacts



If you are interested in making a career in construction and would like more information please contact:  Isabel Guillen at (323) 981-7230 or Nicolas Barrios at (323) 981-7225.

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Small Contractor Boot Camp Flyer April 2022
APRIL 19, 2022

Small Contractor Boot Camp - April 2022

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Small Contractor Boot Camp is a four-session program designed specifically for small contractors to improve their competitive bidding capacity. Through a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum, small contractors will learn more about the pre-qualification process for the Pre-Qualified Service Provider (PQSP) bench contracts for projects ranging from $25K - $5M, how to bid for work, and successfully execute BuildLACCD construction projects. Curriculum Includes: • Qualifying for Pre-Qualified Service Provider Bench • Bonding & Certification • Access to Capital • Estimating • Scheduling • Sustainability • Safety • Labor Compliance • Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Requirements • Local Worker Hire Program

Contractor Opportunity Forum East LA College South Gate Educational Center Flyer Final
MARCH 30, 2022

Contractor Opportunity Forum

The South Gate Educational Center is the new 18.5 acre East Los Angeles College satellite campus with a new 105,000 square-foot building that will include a library, lecture hall, classrooms and laboratories for the Career Technology Education, Liberal Arts and Science programs. The prime contractor on the project is Turner Construction. Join us to learn how to potentially participate as a subcontractor with Turner Construction’s first-tier subcontractors, and other BuildLACCD contracting opportunities specifically designed for local, small, emerging and/or disabled veteran businesses.

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