Workforce & Education

Second Chance Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Our key vocational training initiative is our Los Angeles Second Chance Apprenticeship Readiness Program, an 11-week cross-sector partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, and the LA/OC Building Trades. All program participants are paid livable wages during cohort training prior to being placed directly in union apprenticeships. We have served over 413 participants (adult and TAY) thus far, with a 75% graduation rate and 82% placement rate of graduates. In the Los Angeles area, there is a need for skilled occupational credential programs, such as those in renewable energy.

Through a cohort program offered by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), our young members can take advantage of training to become Electric Vehicle Maintenance Technicians. The training is centered around Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) with special emphasis on EVSE Maintenance, EVSE Troubleshooting and EVSE Commissioning. Youth completing the program will have the opportunity to select between a technical or non-technical track. The technical track includes training in Computer Aided-Drafting & Manufacturing while the non-technical track includes training in Project Management.

Our Mission

Help Members find jobs post-release and simultaneously establish family-supporting careers that will set them up for continued success and economic mobility

Program Details

Training Dates: Sep.25,2023 - Dec.14,2023
Time: Monday- Friday, 6am to 2:15pm


20+ hours of comprehensive training which ensures participants are qualified, competitive candidates for their specific trade.

Job & Life Experience

By graduation, all participants have the following certifications: MC3, OSHA 10, HazMat, and CPR/First Aid.
Career placement options include apprenticeships in general construction, carpentry, electrical work, welding, plumbing, and masonry, amongst others.

Pay & Benefits

75% indicated that they were active members of a local trade union, with an average hourly wage of $25.96
Receive Bi-Weekly Stipend


Provide Proof of the Following Documentation:
- Valid Driver's License/Permit
-High School Diploma/G.E.D
- Valid Social Security Card
-Proof of Incarceration

*Interested in a Career in Construction
*Drug Free-Including Marijuana
*Have a Good Attitude


Graduated - 579 Participants
Union Jobs- 270

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