Apprenticeship & Local Worker Hiring

Local Worker Hire Program (LWHP)

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.

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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.

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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Brothers’ Keeper

The Southwest Mountain States Regional Council of Carpenters, in partnership with the Training Fund, offers Brothers’ Keeper to assist disadvantaged groups looking to improve their lives through hard work and dedication to a career in the carpentry trade. Through carpentry training and job placement assistance, the program helps educate and build effective skilled trade-workers. This 4-week Brothers’ Keeper program is designed to introduce the many different crafts available to a Union Carpenter and to find the perfect fit FOR YOU!

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Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)

Their key vocational training initiative is their Los Angeles Pre-Apprenticeship Readiness Program, an 11-week cross-sector partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). All program participants are paid livable wages during cohort training prior to being placed directly in union apprenticeships.

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