Compass Rose Collaborative Re-Entry Program participants earn their certifications
The Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) Re-Entry Program recently released a performance report announcing that 95 percent of participants completed 120 hours of training to receive a Safety Pre-Apprentice Certificate.

The report, which covers January through July 2019, said that 84 percent of CRC participants are currently employed full-time or part time. The program, which targets all of Los Angeles County, is geared toward youth participants between ages 18-24 who have recently been paroled or are on probation.

Participants receive training to 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 (DOL-ETA) in June 2018. The Compass Rose Collective training series is currently being offered through the Boyle Heights YouthSource Center.

View the full page CRC Performance Report for a broader picture of the program's results and impact. For more information about the program and how to apply, contact Juan Romero at (323) 526-0147 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of July 22, 2019. Read this issue and more.