Compass Rose Collaborative construction training participants learning carpentry skills
Up to 10 participants from the Compass Rose Collaborative Construction training series at the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center will have the opportunity to work as carpenter apprentices at the $1 billion Lucas Museum Project, according to EWDD staff.

During the training, participants learned teamwork, safety, basic carpentry, framing, roofing and how to read blueprints and how to operate power tools.

Participants complete about 200 hours of training (with a 90 percent completion rate) and obtain a Labor Ready Apprentice Certificate along with certificates in Multi-Craft Core (MC3), OSHA10, CPR, Forklift, Hazardous Waste Operations, and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

The City of LA was one of three cities awarded the CRC grant from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration in June 2018. The Compass Rose Collaborative training series is currently being offered through the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center. 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.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 27, 2019. Read this issue and more.