Compass Rose Collaborative alum Anthony (above) receiving work tools
Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) alum Anthony, who was featured in the July 1, 2019 issue of EWDD Updates, was appointed to a top position in an upcoming project.

EWDD Senior Project Assistant Juan Romero, who oversees the CRC program, recently received an email testimonial about Anthony from Martin Bros., a Gardena-based construction company that hired him.

“Anthony will be our lead apprentice on a condo project in West Hollywood,” said Heather Powen, director of marketing and communications for Martin Bros. “He is a true hustler and is going above and beyond for our team. Thank you for helping this young man out and giving us the opportunity to hire him.”

The CRC program, offered at the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center, provides six weeks of training. Participants earn a Labor Ready Apprentice Certificate along with certificates in MultiCraft Core (MC3), OSHA10, CPR, Forklift, Hazardous Waste Operations, and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

Shortly after finishing his safety training, Anthony was named an apprentice for Local 213, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters.

The City of Los Angeles was one of three cities awarded a grant in 2018 from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) for the CRC young adult re-entry program.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of August 5, 2019. Read this issue and more.