Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center participants graduated from a Weatherization Training Program on April 18, 2018. The Program was part of the Compass Rose Collective (CRC) Program.
The City of Los Angeles was one of three cities awarded a grant from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) for “The Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC),” a young adult re-entry program.

The program tackles a serious social problem faced by re-entry youth: the challenge of successfully entering the workforce and educational systems after significant brushes with the law.

The youth participants, ages 18 to 24, are screened and recruited to be engaged in an intensive six week career pathway training program at one of LA’s local community colleges. All participants earn a Labor Ready Apprentice Certificate, OSHA 10 or 30, Forklift Training, and participate in daily physical training activities.

Participants complete about 200 hours of training, with a 90 percent completion rate.

The Economic and Workforce Development Department's YouthSource Centers are working hard to help LA's gain access to programs such as the CRC. Since November 2017, approximately 31 participants from EWDD’s Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center have completed the training.

Learn more about EWDD Youth Services and the YouthSource Centers

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 6/4/2018. Read this issue and more.