(left to right) CRC graduates Anthony and Ernie were recently offered union jobs
Approximately 19 participants from the Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) completed six weeks of training on June 11, 2019, earning a Labor Ready Apprentice Certificate along with certificates in Multi-Craft Core (MC3), OSHA10, CPR, Forklift, Hazardous Waste Operations, and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

The CRC training series is currently offered at the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center. The program is geared toward youth participants between ages 18-24 who have recently been paroled or are on probation.

Recent grads Anthony and Ernie were offered union jobs shortly after finishing their pre-apprenticeship safety training. Anthony was hired as an apprentice for Local 213, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. Ernie was also hired with the Roofers Union Local 36.

The City of LA was one of three cities awarded the CRC grant from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) in June 2018. The Compass Rose Collective training series is currently being offered through the Boyle Heights YouthSource Center. Review the recent CRC Success Stories and CRCollaborative Pamphlet flyers for more about the course and how to apply for the program.
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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of July 1, 2019. Read this issue and more.