participants of the Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) September 2019 Cohort participating in construction training
Approximately 15 participants from the latest cohort of the Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) program are completing training that is preparing them for construction jobs at the $1 billion Lucas Museum site, along with restoration efforts at the Woolsey Fire site in Malibu.

The most recent cohort participated in a 3-week training to earn pre-apprenticeship certifications in Forklift, OSHA10 and CPR. 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 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 career pathway training program.

The Compass Rose Collaborative training series is currently being offered through the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center. See the CRCollaborative flyer for more about the course and how to apply for the program.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of September 23, 2019. Read this issue and more.